IACSC Built by the Best Award Recipients

Members of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) are true experts in building the cold chain. To recognize their tremendous expertise, the IACSC Built by the Best Award was launched in 2016. The award acknowledges project teams moving the industry forward in regards to the design and construction of temperature-controlled facilities.

2016 "IACSC Built by the Best" Award Recipients - Fisher Construction Group

Fisher Construction Group was named the recipient of the 2016 IACSC Built by the Best Award for their project with Lineage Logistics and Titan Frozen Fruit. Read more about the award-winning project below.

IACSC Chairman Brian King presents representatives from Fisher Construction Group with the 2016 IACSC Built by the Best Award. (Pictured left to right: Bill Langley [Fisher Construction Group], Jim Romine [Lineage Logistics], Dan Powers [Fisher Construction Group], Scott Guimond [Fisher Construction Group], Brian King [A M King])

Lineage Logistics contracted with Fisher Construction Group to build a 216,777 sq.ft. LEED certified facility, which includes 151,000 sq. ft. of cold storage and dock space, and 65,000 sq. ft. dedicated to onsite food processing for Lineage’s tenant Titan Frozen Fruit. Fisher developed solutions to challenges during the construction of the LEED-certified facility, at times managing over 120 workers in 10 trades, to allow Titan Frozen Fruit to start processing strawberries just seven months after ground breaking.

With the capacity to blast freeze 1 million pounds of product per day, the state-of-the-art facility will play a major role in meeting the expanding food processing needs in the Santa Maria, California region.

Titan Frozen Fruit’s new cold storage and strawberry processing facility. Santa Maria, California

One of the most unique factors of the project is the shared resources between the third-party logistics company (Lineage Logistics) and the food processor (Titan Frozen Fruit). The partnered facility gives Titan the benefit of a shared refrigeration system and having their refrigeration needs managed by onsite refrigeration expert Lineage Logistics. In addition to Fisher Construction Group, 17 other IACSC member companies participated as subcontractors on the project.

The project is further detailed in the January-February 2017 issue of COLD FACTS Magazine.

Past Recipients

  • 2016: Fisher Construction Group