Building Size: 58,000 SF Total SF (56,800± SF freezer & cooler storage, warehouse and 1,200± SF mezzanine office) building that is owned and formerly occupied by State Wholesale Foods as a food processing, warehouse and distribution center for S&S Cafeterias.
Rail:Norfolk Southern Spur (requires updating) -One rail rollaway door
Zoning: M1, Light Industrial
Upgrade to refrigeration control system in 2015.
Facility operated fully functional food processing area of 5,600 square feet processing both meat and vegetable items.
Meat processing consisted of flaking, grinding, mixing, portioning and freezing.
Initial operation included receiving sides of beef and completely breaking down the product and producing finished items of ground beef, cubed steak, chopped steak and Hamburger Patties. Pork trimmings were processed into sausage patties and links. Protein items moved to “box” product.
Sweet potatoes (canned) were used in the manufacture of a proprietary vegetable “sweet potatoe ball”. This process required mixing, portioning, breading and freezing.
A test kitchen area enabled a baking process to operate briefly. Economies of scale prevented this operation to continue as cake layers and cupcakes supply and demand numbers did not make the operation feasible.
Initial freezing of products was accomplished in a “blast freezer”. There was a transition to a nitrogen freezer tunnel in the early 1990’s to improve the quality of products by a quick freeze process.
Warehouse racking throughout the building accommodated picking bins for 3,000+ SKU’s. Ample bulk storage (by pallet) space allowed for inventory in the building to be in excess of Three Million Dollars.
Loading dock with three dock levelers and rail access allows for shipping and receiving processes to be accomplished simultaneously.
Located at the northwest intersection of Mead Road and Albert Street within an industrial area.
Interstate 75 – 2.5 miles; Interstate 16 – 5 miles; Port of Savannah – 170 miles