A groundbreaking ceremony was held April 28 for the 348,000-square-foot expansion to the existing 267,000-square-foot facility at 1111 Winpak Way in Sauk Village, Illinois, occupied by Winpak Portion Packaging, Inc.
The company broke ground on its first building on the site in summer 2011 and is now expanding, doubling its manufacturing, office and warehouse space.
The new expansion will include a 197,000-square-foot warehouse, 137,950 square foot production plant area, an amenity area, maintenance storage, break room, washrooms, mechanical utility room, trucker’s room, shipping office and a plant grinding room.
The building exterior will see a new second rail spur, 12 storage silo’s, two new 4000 amp electrical services, 150 parking stalls, 25 trailer stalls, 20 truck dock loading doors, and an exterior drive-in door. Several new, one-hour rated openings between the old and new plants will be provided.
In addition to constructing the new expansion to the facility, Principle Construction Corp. will work on several renovations to the older facility, including developing about 15,000 square feet of new office space on the second floor, renovating the main lobby to accommodate new stairs and an elevator to the second floor and renovating an existing area to create expanded production plant amenities such as enlarged locker rooms and training spaces. The team will also renovate existing maintenance shop offices and tool storage rooms.
Winnipeg, Canada-based Winpak Ltd. manufactures and distributes high-quality packaging materials and related packaging machines. The Company’s products are used primarily for the protection of perishable foods, beverages and in health care applications.
Ken Lattanzi will serve as Project Manager, Tom Sterbenz will serve as Superintendent for Principle Construction Corp., and Harris Architects will provide architectural services.