Tippmann Innovation, a cold storage construction company, completed a cold storage and meat processing facility for Wolverine Packing Co. The 180,000 ft2 warehouse in Detroit includes a freezer with capacity to store 20,000 pallets.
Wolverine Packing produces ground beef, value-added meat products and fresh lamb and veal. The company contacted Tippmann Innovation in 2016 for help in designing and building the facility, which is its fifth in the United States.
The warehouse sits on a reclaimed residential neighborhood that was previously home to 32 housing structures buried underneath a deteriorating public park. As part of the brownfield contract with Detroit, Wolverine Packing provided funds to redevelop approximately 4 acres of the property into a revitalized park for families in the surrounding neighborhood.