Opus Taps Into Long-Term Relationship to Help ConAgra Foods Expand Presence in Indiana
Continuing a long-term relationship, ConAgra Foods enlisted Opus to help them expand their presence in Indiana by consolidating their distribution network in the Midwest with a new 1.6-million-square-foot dry foods distribution center in Frankfort.
The city of Frankfort was an ideal location for ConAgra. In recent years, the city has created an Economic Development Plan and a Redevelopment Commission that have poised it to be an appealing market for new development and economic growth. According to Chris McBarnes, mayor of Frankfort, “A project as significant as ConAgra Foods is to the City of Frankfort takes teamwork, hard work and dedication. The Opus team’s professionalism, expertise and responsiveness played a vital role in helping to establish ConAgra Foods as a valued Frankfort corporate citizen.”
Opus' design-build process enabled them to complete this immense project on an expedited timeline with ConAgra moving into their new facility only 16 months after selecting the site. Construction lasted 55 weeks, wrapping up six weeks ahead of schedule.
Situated on 300 acres, allowing for an expansion up to one million square feet, the distribution center includes:
- 15,000 square feet of office space,
- 34-foot clear height,
- 125 dock doors,
- 10 rail doors,
- more than 850 trailer parking spaces and
- nearly 250 vehicle parking spaces.
The facility was completed in June 2015.