Win Chill to start major project expansion

April 12, 2018

The first phase is still about six weeks from opening, but Win Chill already is planning for more warehouse space at Foundation Park.

The company is starting a 125,000-square-foot next phase, estimated at $18 million to $20 million.

That’s in addition to the $40 million, 205,000-square-foot initial warehouse.

“Demand has been fantastic and has really exceeded our expectations,” Win Chill president Mike Rush said. “It’s coming from food processors, mostly, and not just locally. Interest has really come from all around the region.”

The first phase is expected to open May 23. The next phase of construction will start this month and is expected to be ready by early December.

It will be all freezer space and will include nine loading docks.

“It’s fantastic,” said Dean Dziedzic, vice president of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, which is developing Foundation Park.

“I think there’s been pent-up demand for refrigerated warehouse space, and for them to fill up phase one before they even open the doors and then be able to announce the second phase is great for them. But it’s also great for Foundation Park because when you have activity out there, people notice and it breeds other activity.”

Interest in the park has been picking up, he said, especially because rail access is ready to go.

“We’re getting rail inquiries, nonrail inquiries, and we’re tending to get asked about larger-size parcels, anywhere from 10- to 15- to 25-acre requests, so we’re extremely pleased with where we’re at as far as Foundation Park is concerned.”

Win Chill has enough land to eventually have 800,000 square feet of warehouse space in a combination of dry, refrigerated and freezer storage.

The company plans to hire about 70 people initially for management and laborer positions, and the company will provide training.

“Hiring has gone really well,” Rush said.

To apply or learn more, visit winchill.com and click on the careers tab.

Win Chill to start major project expansion

The first phase is still about six weeks from opening, but Win Chill already is planning for more warehouse space at Foundation Park.

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