Western Integrated Seed has broken ground on its latest expansion phase at the Hooper, Nebraska, seed processing and shipping facility. Construction is underway on a new project that includes expanded warehousing, shipping and office facilities. Bierman Construction out of Columbus, Nebraska, was selected as the contractor on this project.
“Our new shipping and logistics management facility will further align our organization’s resources with the needs of our customers,” says Kelvin Whited, Western Integrated Seed business and finance manager.
The new facilities include 42,000 additional square feet of warehouse, and 11,000 square feet of cold storage. According to the company, this expansion will better serve customers with more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse, including more than 20,000 square feet of cold storage. Finally, the facility will feature new loading docks, a state-of-the art truck scale, offices, conference rooms and eco-friendly electric charging stations for its forklift fleet.
“This new facility will allow us more flexibility and improves our efficiency so that we can continue to move forward and provide best-in-class service to all of our organization’s stakeholders,” says Paul Robertson, Western Integrated Seed operations manager.