Project Description

Client: Henningsen Cold Storage
Location: Salem, Oregon
Size: 166,000 sq. ft.
Owner: Henningsen Cold Storage

The Willamette Valley food industry is growing, and Henningsen Cold Storage is growing with it. The company’s newest facility in Salem’s Mill Creek Corporate Center adds more than 6 million cubic feet of space to serve western Oregon’s burgeoning food industry.

Fisher builds Henningsen's latest facility to connect processing and cold environments

This is the third cold storage facility Fisher has designed and built for the privately owned cold storage company based in Portland, Oregon. It is unique in that it is also designed and built to meet the need for processing space among area agri-businesses. The facility includes a 20,000 sq. ft. space for food processing and repack along with the 166,000 sq. ft. of cold storage.

Fisher applied leading-edge mechanical features and 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, thereby 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 a 55 ft. height using the new QuellTM ‘ceiling only’ fire protection system which allows for product stacking heights of 50 ft. 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’s focus on energy efficiency, return-on-investment and first-to-market advantages is paramount throughout the design and building process–the Henningsen Salem 2 project is a perfect example of this.