Project Description

Client: Henningsen Cold Storage
Location: Salem, Oregon
Size: 166,000 sq. ft.
Facility Type: Cold Storage Distribution

Stepping Up to the Future

Fisher Build Henningsen’s Latest Facility to Connect Processing & Cold Environments

As the Willamette Valley food industry was growing, Henningsen Cold Storage is grew with it. The company’s facility in Salem’s Mill Creek Corporate Center added more than 6 million cubic feet of space to serve western Oregon’s burgeoning food industry. The increased growth and demand subsequently caught the attention of Lineage Logistics. As a result, Lineage acquired Henningsen in 2020.

This was the third cold storage facility fisher has designed and built for Henningsen. The at the time, privately owned cold storage company based in Portland, Oregon.

Unique in that it was also designed and built to meet the need for processing space among area agri-businesses. The facility includes a 20,000 SF space for food processing and repack along with the 166,000 SF of cold storage.

Fisher applied leading-edge mechanical features as well as construction techniques to provide maximum energy efficiency and durability. The steel frame building, with insulated metal panel walls, is 50% more efficient than a building of its size built ten years ago. The specialty concrete slab in the freezer is reinforced with steel fiber instead of rebar. Therefore minimizing joints and reducing the potential for cracks and contributing to the floor’s long-term durability.

This freezer is one of the first in the country to be built to 55′ height using the new QuellTM ‘ceiling only’ fire protection system. In short, allows for product stacking heights of 50′ without an in-rack sprinkler system. The QuellTM technology maximizes the storage and energy use on the building’s physical footprint.

Beyond the cost of construction, the greatest ongoing investment for a cold storage facility is the cost of energy. Fisher focuses on energy efficiency and return-on-investment. Not to mention, first-to-market advantages are paramount throughout the design and building process. The Henningsen Salem 2 project was a perfect example of this.