Project Description

Client: United States Cold Storage
Location: Sacramento, California
Renovation Area: 224,595 sq. ft.
Owner: Swire Group

United States Cold Storage has been keeping things cool since the late 1800’s. With 36 facilities in 12 states, their mission is to stay ahead of the market through innovation and smart thinking. Ongoing demand for more cold storage in North Central California fueled their commitment to building a new facility Sacramento.

in the demanding environment of warehousing logistics

After a rigorous interview process, US Cold chose Fisher Construction Group as the design | build contractor for their new 6.8 million-cubic-foot warehouse in Sacramento. Industry-leading in every way, it is the first facility in the country built with the new Tyco Ultra K-34, Quell Fire Sprinkler System, making it possible to store and protect product up to 45’, adding 9% more product

Fisher’s team broke ground on the project in November, and despite two of the wettest winters on record in Sacramento, the cold storage was ready for product thirteen months later.

State of the Art Refrigeration System

The facility operates with a highly-efficient, centralized CO2/NH3 cascade refrigeration system, with CO2 refrigerant temperature levels of -30°F and +20°F, used at air units throughout the building. Waste heat is captured off the compressors and circulated as underfloor heating to protect against heaving. Separate truck and rail docks are maintained at +45°F, while the freezer can be cooled to -20°F. The two convertible rooms have a range of -20°F to +45°F. At full build-out, the system will have a cooling capacity of roughly 1825 TR using only 8,800 pounds of ammonia.

A 25,073 sf office which includes a USDA and FDA certified testing lab for US Cold’s customer, Amy’s Kitchen provides ample space for administrative support.

Fisher’s expert project management orchestrated the highly successful project, working with US Cold’s engineering and logistics team to deliver innovation and smart solutions throughout the project.