Come May 23, Win Chill Cold Storage will open its first facility.
“It’s all cold storage, so anything from protein to ice cream, anything, turkeys, can be, any sort of protein goods or dairy products,” Win Chill President Mike Rush said.
“This project brings the infrastructure to Sioux Falls that food manufacturers will need in the area. Obviously we can freeze and store product right here, as well as ship it out on truck or rail for them,” Jason Marquardt, managing partner with Win Chill, said.
What you see here is phase one.
“It’s 205,000 square feet with 7.7 million cubic feet of storage, but we just announced today that we’re actually doing our first addition on to the building, which will be an additional 125,000 square feet of cold storage,” Rush said.
That’ll be phase two, opening this December.
“We actually had contracts to fill the entire freezer before we opened this first one, and we’ve got so much demand within our region of people with locally-produced goods that we needed to expand right away,” Rush said.
Rush says phase one cost $46 million, with local contractors doing about two-thirds of the work. 60 people will work here full time. Rush says there will be economic gains for the area, too.
“This development in Win Chill is actually going to bring over $1.5 million in real estate and sales tax, both to the city and the state of South Dakota,” Rush said.
KELOLAND News also learned that Foundation Park now has a second tenant, Dakota Carriers.