HARTLAND, Wis. (August 2, 2012) ESI Group, a nationwide full-service engineering and construction firm, received a copy of US Foods 2012 Commercial Real Estate Award.  The Austin Business Journal hosted the program and accepted nominations from local area town chambers.  US Foods Distribution center was nominated and selected for making a significant economic impact in the town of Buda.

ESI completed the project in the fall of 2011 and is honored to see this outstanding 291,000 square foot facility featured.  It was designed with an array of sustainable qualities as well as full expansion capabilities in all areas. The main office area features a Culinary Innovation Center for customer training and product demonstrations.  In addition the project is currently pursuing LEED certification.

About US Foods, Inc.

US Foods is one of America’s leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions. They offer more than 350,000 national brand products and their own high-quality private label items ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. US Foods is based in Rosemont, Ill., and proudly employs about 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations. The company is owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

About ESI Group USA (ESI)

ESI is a full service Engineering and Construction firm specializing in quality design-build services for the food industry.  ESI provides services for new construction, expansion, and renovation projects nationwide with offices in the Midwest, and on the East and West coasts.  We specialize in the design, engineering, and construction of warehouses, distribution centers, and foodservice facilities, particularly in controlled temperature structures.  Our experience and knowledge enables our firm to provide you a Guaranteed Maximum Price with minimal design.  Our Single Source Responsibility Approach will respond to your company’s need for cost-effective, functional facilities, consistent with your time requirements.

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