UNFI Opens West Coast Distribution Facility

United Natural Foods, Inc. – Gilroy / California

Project status:

ESI Group’s experience constructing in California and established partnership with UNFI played a vital role in being selected as the design-build firm for a 450,000 square foot food distribution facility. Using sustainable practices, following CALGreen Building code and LEED green building program this facility is UNFI’s ninth LEED Gold® facility.



Project overview:

  • Facility Footprint: 453,000 SF
  • Cold Areas TBE SF
  • This project is LEED Gold®.

Design details:

  • CO2/NH3 hybrid central refrigeration system
  • Modular repacking mezzanine and conveyor system
  • Precast concrete walls at dock areas
  • Shrinkage compensating industrial floors with trap rock
  • Truck service center and fuel island