ESI Group begins construction of Ben E. Keith Distribution Center


Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA,  262.369.3535

ESI Group secured by Ben E. Keith as design-build partner for Greenfield DC in Texas.

Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry.  ESI provided design services for the 563,000 square foot Food Distribution Center and began moving dirt on the Greenfield site in March.

Continued growth in this region made the 80+ acre site mutually beneficial for the city and for Ben E. Keith, a broad line food and beverage distributor, who expects to bring an estimated 700 jobs to the area.  As a result the city has approved ongoing housing projects to support the goal of offering affordable housing to those that work in the community.

“We at Ben E. Keith believe that you get what you pay for, and [we do that] by using tilt walls, all concrete surface parking and higher grade construction materials that stand the test of time,” says Roy Markham, vice president of operations and transportation for Ben E. Keith. We take great pride in our facilities, and make them ‘show’ places, which helps create first-class operations, impressing our customers, sales representatives and associates.”

Brad Barke, President of ESI Group states, “ESI is honored to partner with Ben E. Keith. Their company vision, mission, and core values are complimentary to ESI’s.” “This facility will utilize the most energy efficient systems available; which will minimize Ben E. Keith’s carbon footprint for years to come.”

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