Opus Fills Oneida’s Unique Storage Needs through Design-Build Expertise

Opus originally designed and constructed the initial facility for Oneida Cold Storage in August 1998. In 2003, Opus completed a 67,000-square-foot cold storage expansion. This latest expansion, completed in August 2011, brings Oneida’s footprint to approximately 345,000 square feet total.

Oneida is a state-of-the-art, high-cube refrigerated foods and grocery distribution center offering frozen, refrigerated and dry storage.

The refrigerated warehouse area is cooled by an ammonia based system. Two of the refrigerated rooms have an additional 65 tons of refrigeration for Oneida’s blast freeze capabilities. One of the 15,000-square-foot refrigerated rooms includes a sloped floor and 250 linear feet of trench drains with stainless steel grating to allow the room to be converted to a meat processing room in the future.

The exterior of the building is smooth insulated precast concrete panels along the loading dock and insulated metal panels in all other areas. Framing is made of load-bearing precast concrete walls and steel columns supporting bar joists and galvanized decking with a manufacturer’s white finish. The clear height under the bar joists is 36 feet. The refrigerated loading dock is 60 feet deep and has 22 dock doors.

Located in the Irondale Industrial Park in Henderson, Colo., the location offers excellent access to I-25 and I-70.