Project Description

Client: SnoTemp
Location: Redmond, Oregon
Project Size: 35,086 sq. ft.
Architect: Fisher Construction Group
Facility Type: Temperature-Controlled Distribution Facility

As a third-generation Oregon business, SnoTemp has evolved its cold storage services to provide supply chain solutions for Oregon’s niche’ market entrepreneurs. Identifying a need, SnoTemp called their long-time design-build construction partner, Fisher Construction Group, to build their newest storage facility. The multi-temperature cold storage serves the flourishing food and beverage producers flourishing throughout Central Oregon.

TARGETING NICHE MARKETS
with temperature-controlled supply chain solutions

SnoTemp’s Redmond facility is designed to accommodate future expansions with ease and can grow alongside the needs of its customers.

The diversity of products SnoTemp stores drove the decision to create a cold storage warehouse offering the flexibility to store products that require a freezer, cooler, or dry environment. The structural steel building is clad with insulated metal panel walls (IMPs) and a membrane roof.

Exterior temperatures fluctuate in the extreme heat and cold of Oregon’s high desert. The IMP walls make it possible to maintain the storage temperatures within a degree – while requiring significantly less energy to do so. SnoTemp saw a way to capture even more energy savings and asked Fisher to design the roof to support installing solar energy panels.

To enhance the visual aesthetics of the exterior, Fisher’s architect added an entry canopy, concrete block walls, and horizontal metal panels, thereby giving texture and depth to the expansive facade generally associated with a distribution center.

The seven-month construction schedule was achievable because of Fisher’s integrated construction services. Fisher crews self-performed the site work and the thermal panel installation, while Fisher’s professional services included architecture, engineering, and construction management.