Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions

May 13, 2004


As part of a seven-year, $110 million expansion, Patrick Cudahy Inc. will add 27,000 sq. ft. to its current distribution center in Cudahy, WI. The additional space will be used for logistical plant support and other needs. It is scheduled to open this Fall.

Praxair opened a production and distribution facility in LaMarque, TX, for its UltraIce dry ice. The plant supplies a global airline caterer in Dallas and features automated equipment to produce, cut and wrap blocks, nuggets, rice and slices of dry ice.

Sysco expanded its Connecticut food distribution center, adding 45,000-sq. ft. of freezer space and 60,000-sq. ft. of dry storage area.

Charles Ross & Son announced the opening of a second manufacturing plant in China. The new plant is located in Wuxi City, 70 miles from Shanghai.

With its focus on natural and organic food markets, SunOpta Inc. intends to acquire General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice's oat fiber processing facility located in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Perdue Farms will expand its Kentucky plant, adding 16,000 sq. ft. of space per floor. The top floor will house a dry cooler with storage.