McShane Construction provided the design/build services for the 86,500 square foot vegetable processing plant for Redi-Cut Foods, Inc. (now Fresh Express). The build-to-suit facility includes over 41,000 square feet of refrigerated cooler space, 22,000 square feet of processing areas, a Quality Assurance laboratory and 13,000 square feet of office space.
McShane’s design and construction process required extensive planning that incorporated several sophisticated elements such as a 3,200 amp electrical service fed from two substations, a 35,000 lb. rooftop cooling tower and a 250-ton capacity refrigeration room with a central ammonia system.
Fresh Express is a national supplier of pre-cut vegetables to fast-food chains throughout the Midwest region including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell and certain wholesale users. The construction of this facility was completed in accordance with all applicable Village of Franklin Park and FDA regulations and standards.