For Immediate Release

November 16, 2023 (Arlington, VA) – The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) proudly announced Fisher Construction Group for their NewCold Project in Lebanon, IN, United States and Ti Cold for their CORE X COMPLETE Project in Sturbridge, MA, United States as the recipients of the 2023 CEBA Built By The Best Award. The announcement took place during the closing General Session of the 43rd CEBA Annual Conference and Expo held in Palm Springs, CA this week. CEBA saw a record 430+ controlled environment building professionals registered for the Conference.

Fisher Construction Group | NewCold Project


Ti Cold | CORE X Complete Project

“Congratulations to Fisher Construction Group & NewCold along with Ti Cold & CORE X COMPLETE for achieving CEBA’s 2023 Built By The Best Awards! Both represent the CEBA standard of excellence in controlled environment building and design. These first-rate facilities will enable your customers to deliver on the promise they make to their customers.”  Brian Lynch, Executive Director, Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA)

Fisher Construction Group received the CEBA Built By The Best Award in the over $35MM Category. The award-winning Project with NewCold is an advanced, large-scale automated cold store facility which is the biggest in Indiana and one of the largest in the United States. At 141 feet high (43 meters), spans an impressive 464,000 square feet and holds over 100,000 pallet positions. The cold storage facility uses state-of-the-art technology including automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to automatically move and store products in the ‘dark’ high-bay warehouse. This remarkable achievement has positioned the facility as an industry standout, demonstrating Fisher Construction Group’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive the CEBA Built By The Best Award for our work on NewCold’s Indianapolis facility. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our teams, Fisher and NewCold, who worked tirelessly to deliver a facility that surpasses industry standards. This award represents the continued ability to work as a team, to move forward as one, and to pursue excellence together” said Chris Wright, Project Manager at Fisher Construction Group.

Ti Cold, who was a finalist in both categories this year, received the CEBA Built By The Best Award in the Under $35 MM Category. The award-winning Project was built for CORE X COMPLETE in Sturbridge, MA. This best-in-class high-density facility encompasses an 83,000 sq. ft. that houses 18,000 pallet positions. In addition, they have successfully adopted mobile racking technology, utilized a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system and other energy efficient and sustainable technologies, such as powerful heat reclaim, optimized overhead lighting, energy-conserving LOE, office window tint, and more.

“We are deeply honored to be the recipient of the CEBA Built By The Best Award. We extend our appreciation to CEBA for recognizing our efforts and to the entire team at Ti Cold for their dedication to excellence. This award motivates us to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in cold storage,” added Sam Tippmann, Founder and CEO, Ti Cold.

​​​This year there were nine submissions for the award.

Award Finalists: 

Over $35MM Category:
•    Fisher Construction Group | NewCold, Lebanon, IN, United States
•    Ti Cold | Sierra Supply Chain Services, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Under $35MM Category :
•    Ti Cold | CORE X COMPLETE, Sturbridge, MA, United States
•    WDS Construction | Vortex Cold Storage, Albert Lea, MN, United States

Featured Honorable Mention Projects:
•    AMC Engineers | Pick n’ Pay, Eastport, Gauteng, South Africa
•    Big D Construction | Riverbend Meats, Idaho Falls, ID, United States
•    Eng2K | NewCold, Piacenza, Italy
•    FCL Builders | Cold Summit Development, Bedford Park, IL, United States
•     Primus Builders | RL Cold, Baytown, TX, United States

All submissions were vetted by a panel of judges including: Bobby DeGregorio, VP Business Development– ESI Group USA, Burnie Taylor, Chief Development & Solutions Officer – Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics, Jim Romine, VP, Engineering Design & Development – Lineage Logistics, Steve Hansen, President – Hansen Cold Storage Construction, Zach Norris, Vice President of Food & Beverage  – Evans General Contracting

More information on each finalist can also be found here.

For media inquiries, please contact Lourdes Bautista at


About CEBA
About the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA): Founded in 1978, the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) represents the expert builders who specialize in the design and construction of controlled environment buildings, including cold storage warehouses, food processing facilities, clean rooms, pharmaceutical facilities, and foodservice and retail distribution centers. CEBA is where anyone looking to build, renovate, or modernize a first-rate, innovative facility comes to find the most experienced designers, contractors, and manufacturers and suppliers. CEBA is a partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Published Date

November 16, 2023


Cold Chain Development


United States


Controlled Environment Building, GCCA Warehouse