Large Distribution Facility for Grocery Retailer

WinCo Foods – Phoenix / Arizona

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Project status:

ESI Group designed and constructed a large Greenfield food distribution center for Grocery Retailer WinCo Foods. This fast-track project was completed in 11-months which included permitting, design and construction. At time of completion, WinCo operated 94 employee-owned stores throughout the Western United States. This new facility will allow them to better service existing stores as well as any future facilities.

This project received a Gold through ABC’s Projects of Distinction Program.



Project overview:

  • Facility Footprint: 862,711SF
  • Outbuildings: 38,957 SF

Design details:

  • Central ammonia refrigeration system with 43 mini-penthouses, and 51,562 lbs ammonia charge
  • Full cross dock in cooler areas
  • Traprock Shrinkage compensating concrete floors
  • ESFR and Quell fire sprinkler systems
  • Full building Lightning Protection System
  • (6)-48 pallet dual temp fruit ripening rooms
  • Insulated metal wall panel system
  • 155 Vertical storing dock levelers



2015 Banquet Photo of ESI Team

Projects of Distinction – ESI/WinCo Project Team

Left to Right: Mike Schwartz, Michele Loppnow,

Jeff Bertelson, Tyler Goodwill, and Don Olsen