When Sysco, the world’s largest food distributor and purveyor of food services acquired a former FreshPoint facility in Jacksonville, Florida, it determined that a complete overhaul was required to ensure the facility could perform to Sysco standards. Primus Builders provided design-build services on this 195,000 SF renovation project.
Originally built in the 1960’s, the facility’s interior was gutted to make way for more modern systems. Features of this renovation include:
Because of its age, the building had intense structural issues which proved to be the biggest challenge on the project. Primus shored the facility and rehabilitated the entire structure to meet new building codes. The team also replaced the dock.
The building is located in a Free Trade Zone near the Port of Jacksonville. This meant an official from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency inspected the facility to ensure, as a dock-side building, it met stringent Homeland Security requirements.