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New Project Takes Primus Panels to the Next Level

August 3, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

New Project Takes Primus Panels  to the Next Level

2016 is Primus Panels Division’s year. The team is about to undertake its biggest solo project ever – a 400,000 SF panels, floor insulation and cold storage doors project for Fresh Direct in the Bronx, NY. And they are ready. Because it wasn’t easy getting there, and if there’s anything the panel team has proven over the years, it’s that they are tough. “Just getting the job was a challenge,” said Panels Project Manager Mark O’Connell. “This project is panels only. Nobody was interested in it.” “I rejected…


Primus Achieves LEED Gold!

May 16, 2016
Author: Rebecca Elliott

Primus Achieves LEED Gold!

Primus is proud to announce its United States Cold Storage project in Covington, Tennessee has achieved LEED Gold status. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage sustainability-focused design and construction practices. It is considered the international standard for environmentally sound buildings. “This is a big moment for us,” said Primus President Matthew Hirsch. “For our first LEED project to achieve gold certification is an incredible honor.” The achievement came after working closely with…


Primus Design Services, LLC Expands to Include In-House Mechanical Engineering

Primus Design Services, LLC (PDS) is pleased to announce it is expanding its design studio to include in-house mechanical engineering services. PDS currently provides architecture and structural engineering to a wide-range of clients in the cold storage, food processing and medical device sterilization industries. This division will be headed up by Tim Taylor, PE, MBA, LEED AP. Tim brings more than 30 years of design experience providing implementation planning, scheduling, estimating, cost control and client reporting in the light industrial, process and commercial development sectors. Tim will serve…


Primus in the News!

December 17, 2014
Author: m8th

Primus in the News!

The December issue of Produce Op features our own Senior Vice President Paul Grenier, speaking about trends in cold storage design and construction. The article starts on page 10. Check it out! Produce Ops Dec 2014 – Hot Tips On Cold Storage  


Primus Design Services Represents at AutoDesk University!

Primus encourages continuing education for all of its employees. Case in point – Keith Walker and Tammi Bailey, two of Primus Design Services top architects, are attending AutoDesk University in Las Vegas this week. We are looking forward to hearing about their experience!


As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Primus Builders is committed to finding ways for Owners to incorporate sustainable design and construction features into their projects. The firm’s current project with United States Cold Storage (USCS), a 315,000 SF dedicated frozen food distribution facility located adjacent to an existing 815,000 SF production facility, is its latest effort to achieve Owner-requested LEED certification goals. The new facility will be “plant-attached” to a building currently operated by Unilever. Unilever is internationally recognized for its firm commitment to conducting…


Innovation Leads to Energy Savings at Mullica Hill in New Jersey

Mullica Hill Cold Storage, a proud member of AGRO Merchants Group, is the largest third-party logistics provider specializing in import services for chilled and frozen meats in the United States. Their New Jersey compound includes six warehouses totaling more than 12 million cubic square feet. Primus Builders recently completed architecture, engineering and construction management services on its latest addition, a 130,000 SF cold storage space that adds 14,000 additional pallet positions. The State of New Jersey provides incentives to firms that incorporate renewable energy components into their businesses….


USDA Room & Offices at AGRO Charleston Pass Final Inspection

Primus Builders delivered the USDA room and offices at AGRO Merchants’ Charleston facility yesterday, ensuring AGRO’s official status as a certified meat and poultry import/exporter. The area surpasses the strict regulatory performance standards and passed detailed inspections by USDA officers. This area is the first of multiple phases which will include the addition of state-of- the-art blast freezing capabilities.  This project was completed on an expedited schedule and is a testament to the partnership and teamwork between AGRO Merchants and Primus.


Primus Breaks Ground on New Cold Storage Facility for Lineage Logistics

Just as Primus wraps up work on a 420,000 SF refrigerated warehouse for Lineage Logistics in Colton, California, the firm broke ground last week on a new Lineage facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The 340,000 SF Greenfield cold storage warehouse will be located in Palmetto Commerce Park and have rail access as well as immediate access to the Port of Charleston. Local dignitaries and executives from Lineage and Primus gathered at the site to celebrate. Lineage worked with state and local officials for over a year to…


On Primus’s Latest U.S. Cold Storage Project, Design Reflects Brand

Branding is more than just a logo. It’s a company’s opportunity to use its image to demonstrate its ability to deliver services. Branding is also a chance to emphasize corporate culture and values. On Primus’s most recent project with U.S. Cold Storage, the team is tackling branding in a whole new way. Primus Builders and U.S. Cold Storage’s latest collaboration is a 315,000 SF frozen food distribution facility, located adjacent to an existing 815,000 SF production facility operated by Unilever. In addition to interesting features like geopiers and…