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VersaCold Project Wins Award

Burlington, WA, October 19, 2010 – VersaCold Logistics' 197,836 sq. ft. cold storage facility in Tacoma, WA was named 2010 Best Industrial project by McGraw Hill / Northwest Construction Magazine.  Designed and built by Fisher & Sons, the recently completed project was recognized for construction and design excellence in the three-state region of Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

"The jury considered a variety of criteria for each project, from teamwork and safety to innovation and aesthetics," said Scott Blair, senior editor of Northwest Construction. The judges were impressed by both the variety and quality of this year's entries.

Built to meet a critical need for cold storage warehouse space in the south Puget Sound area, the project was an amazing orchestration of teamwork in all aspects of the project from permitting to site work, from design to construction. Starting in mid-November of 2009, the facility began taking in product an amazing 250 days after site work began.

Beyond the cost of construction, the greatest ongoing investment for a cold storage facility is energy. Using Revit, a 3-D building modeling program (BIM), FSI Architects and PSM Engineers worked with Tacoma Power and Cascade Engineering to simulate the energy life-cycle of the building from construction through facility operation. Through multiple energy saving technologies built into the facility, VersaCold's energy consumption was reduced and the company qualified for $825,000 in energy credits, paid through Tacoma Power's energy incentives program.

The project was designed by FSI Architects and built by Fisher & Sons, both divisions of Fisher Companies, Inc., based in Burlington, Washington.

 

Fisher and Newcold Break Ground for Puget Sound Facility

Tacoma, WA, January 3, 2017: NewCold and Fisher Construction Group have broken ground for building NewCold’s Tacoma Automated Coldstore, located in proximity to the Port of Tacoma and I-5. The coldstore will use state of the art technology including automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to...

January 03 2017

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Fisher Wins Built by the Best Award

Fisher Wins Built by the Best Award

Alexandria, Virginia, November 3, 2016 – Fisher Construction Group was named the winner of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Built by the Best Award for their project with Lineage Logistics and Titan Frozen Fruit.   Lineage Logistics contracted with Fisher Construction Group to build...

November 23 2016

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NW Reports Features Silver Bay Seafoods

NW Reports Features Silver Bay Seafoods

The Spring 2016 Issue of NW Reports, the Northwest Food Processors quarterly newsletter included an article on Fisher's Silver Bay Seafoods project in Valdez, Alaska. Keeping Pace with Global Seafood Demand Silver Bay Seafoods LLC is a processor of fish products based in Sitka, Alaska. Born out...

May 26 2016

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Hempler's Renovation Increases Production Capacity

Hempler's Renovation Increases Production Capacity

The taste of Hempler’s bacon is legendary in the Pacific Northwest. Using recipes brought from Germany in the early 1900s, the 50-year-old company has grown their line of smoked meats and expanded their distribution throughout the western US. Fisher Construction Group first built Hempler’s new plant...

July 27 2015

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Announcement

Fisher is Now Fisher Construction Group ­–Dan Powers, President and CEO of Fisher Companies announced today that Fisher & Sons will now be called Fisher Construction Group. In July the Burlington, Washington based company will mark its fortieth anniversary as a general contractor. Along with the updated name,...

April 10 2015

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FedEx Hub Takes Shape

FedEx Hub Takes Shape

Construction is progressing on the 220,000 sq. ft. facility being built in south Burlington. Fisher Construction Group is building the facility for Jones Development from whom FedEx will lease. The ground distribution hub is being built on a greenfield site, zoned for industrial use in...

April 09 2015

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Cold is Welcome in Santa Maria

Cold is Welcome in Santa Maria

Lineage' Logistics new LEED certified facility in Santa Maria, California signals their commitment serving customers where they are, bringing much needed logistics services to agricultural region.

September 29 2014

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Henningsen / Norpac Facility Opens in July

Henningsen / Norpac Facility Opens in July

Construction is complete on the Henningsen / NORPAC facility in Salem, Oregon. Fisher & Sons designed and built the joint venture project, breaking ground on the 221,110 sq. ft. cold storage facility in late summer of 2013. The new facility ties into Henningsen’s existing cold storage/distribution...

June 04 2014

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Simplot Pilot Center Addition Breaks Ground

Simplot Pilot Center Addition Breaks Ground

Simplot has a culture of innovation dating back to its founder J. R. Simplot. That culture continues at Simplot’s Technical Center in Caldwell, Idaho where employees develop new potato products to lead market demand--products such as French fries with 0 trans fat and all-natural hash browns.  Fisher...

February 13 2014

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Santa Maria Project Takes Shape

Santa Maria Project Takes Shape

The steel erection phase of the project is nearly complete as the new Lineage Logistics facility in Santa Maria moves forward.  Fisher & Sons broke ground on facility in the late fall of 2013 and is working towards completion this summer. The 150,000 sq. ft....

January 10 2014

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SnoTemp Freezer Addition Moves Forward

SnoTemp Freezer Addition Moves Forward

Work is underway on the 94,200 SF addition to SnoTemp in Eugene, Oregon.  The freezer addition will expand SnoTemp’s capacity in Eugene to store ice cream and frozen dessert product for their customers.   Fisher & Sons’ design/build team has been working with SnoTemp and Jason...

October 22 2013

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Fisher & Sons Builds for Henningsen / NORPAC

Fisher & Sons Builds for Henningsen / NORPAC

    Construction is progressing on the new Henningsen / NORPAC facility in Salem, Oregon.  The two companies announced in April that they would move forward, working with Fisher & Sons’ design/build team to accomplish the joint venture project.Fisher & Sons began installing the foundations in late August...

August 26 2013

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Fisher Builds Amway Botanical Plant in Quincy

Fisher Builds Amway Botanical Plant in Quincy

The construction of Amway’s Nutrilite botanical extraction facility in Quincy, Washington is progressing in the bright sunshine of Central Washington. Fisher & Sons is building the greenfield project for the multinational company on property purchased from the Port of Quincy.   When fully operational in early...

July 11 2013

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Fisher Builds Columbia Fruit's Cold Storage Expansion

Fisher Builds Columbia Fruit's Cold Storage Expansion

Domestic farmers face greater and greater competition from global markets and are constantly looking for ways to increase their competitive edge. Throughout nearly 25 years in business, Columbia Fruit has advanced their operation and stayed ahead of the curve by applying innovation and technology to...

May 20 2013

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Fisher Will Build New Henningsen NORPAC Facility

Fisher Will Build New Henningsen NORPAC Facility

April 18, 2013: NORPAC Foods, Inc., a leading producer of fruit and vegetable products, recently announced an agreement with Henningsen Cold Storage Co. to construct a cold storage and distribution facility adjacent to NORPAC’s Salem packaging facility. Fisher & Sons will construct the 260,000 sq....

April 18 2013

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ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Announces Expansion of the Boardman, Oregon Facility

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) recently announced an estimated $200 million expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato facility in Boardman, Ore. This strategic investment will add a new line to the plant – increasing capacity for making French fries and other frozen potato products –...

November 13 2012

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Carlisle Plant Takes Shape in Spanaway

Fisher & Sons Builds Carlisle Manufacturing Plant in Spanaway Burlington, WA, August 24, 2012 ­– Fisher & Sons Design / Build Contractors recently completed the tilt-up phase of Carlisle Construction Manufacturing’s 400,000 sq. ft. facility in Spanaway, Washington. The plant is being built in the Randles...

August 24 2012

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Fisher & Sons Project Named in ENR's Best Projects of 2011

The Lamb Weston / ConAgra Foods sweet potato processing facility in Delhi, Louisiana was named 2011 Best Industrial Project by Engineering News Record (ENR) in the Texas /Louisiana division. Designed and built by Fisher & Sons, the project was recognized for construction and design excellence and...

October 14 2011

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Fisher & Sons' Project Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Fisher & Sons' Project Earns LEED Platinum Certification

DELHI, La., Jan. 20, 2011 ― ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston’s Delhi, La., processing facility received its official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification today, awarded by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Delhi facility is the first frozen food manufacturing plant...

January 21 2011

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VersaCold Project Wins Award

VersaCold Project Wins Award

Burlington, WA, October 19, 2010 – VersaCold Logistics' 197,836 sq. ft. cold storage facility in Tacoma, WA was named 2010 Best Industrial project by McGraw Hill / Northwest Construction Magazine.  Designed and built by Fisher & Sons, the recently completed project was recognized for construction and...

October 22 2010

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Fisher & Sons Receives Awards On Safety

Our emphasis on “Safety First” has won Fisher & Sons the following recognition: Nominee - Associated General Contractors 2002 Excellence in Safety Awards. Outstanding Performer Award in Safety and Loss Control from Associated General Contractors. Member of Associated General Contractors Safety Team since 1991.

October 20 2010

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