ARCO Design/Build - Build to Suit Completes Hutt Freezer Expansion in West Michigan
ATLANTA, GA ARCO Design/Build - Build to Suit announces the completion of the Hutt Logistics freezer expansion in Hudsonville, Michigan. With the addition of this space, Hutt has more than doubled their total deep-frozen storage capacity. The additional 81,000-square-foot freezer and cold dock allows for over 19,000 pallets at Hutt's facility and is expected to create 30 full-time jobs throughout the Hutt Logistics warehousing and Hutt Trucking transportation divisions of the company.
"Our customers are growing, and we anticipated the need to expand in Hudsonville since acquiring the frozen warehousing facility in 2016," said Jim Hutt, CEO of Hutt. "With our Holland-based transportation operations, Hudsonville has been a great hub for Hutt's logistics operations. The decision to increase our deep-frozen warehousing capabilities in Hudsonville was the logical next step in our growth."
As with any project, there were unique challenges to overcome, but the most critical was delivering the facility by early October. ARCO achieved that goal and product was entering the new freezer shortly after six months from breaking ground. Josh Cronan, an ARCO Project Manager, said, "From the beginning, we knew that the desired schedule was very aggressive. A huge contributing factor that led to the success of this project was the like-mindedness and shared culture of all parties involved. Working with Hutt, the City of Hudsonville, and the West Michigan community was truly a pleasure and a very rewarding experience."