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 facility dedicated to NORPAC products. The fully-racked deep frozen warehouse in Salem, Oregon is the largest single-phase construction project for Henningsen to date. With its 27 loading docks, the facility includes an energy-efficient ammonia refrigeration system and warehouse management technology to contantly track the flow of products.
Alongside the cold storage faciltiy, NORPAC Foods built a new 44,000 sq. ft. 2-story office on the northeastern end of the complex and will relocate their corporate offices from Stanton, Oregon, bringing both their sales and corporate management under one roof.
The facility is built with a variety of materials: the freezer is structural steel with insulated metal panel walls, or IMPs, and a concrete floor reinforced with steel fiber. The office is built with concrete masonry blocks, exposed glue lam beams and storefront windows extending two stories at the office's entry on the east side.
Located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the project funding was aided with tax incentives by locating in the area’s “enterprise zone” designed to stimulate job growth.