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227 Refrigerated Loading Dock Positions

227 Blue Giant Hydraulic Dock Levelers

227 Soft Sided Dock Shelters

235 Overhead Sectional Doors

117 Overhead Door Rolling Steel Security Grilles

10 Overhead Door Fire Rated Rolling Steel Doors

136 Hi-Speed Doors

47 Air Curtains

46 Strip Curtains

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Major Food Market Builds Brand New Facility

Trusted Partner for 498 Door & Opening Positions

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is a $218.5 million public-private project that is set to employ up to 1,500 people and gross about $1.6 billion in sales annually. The market opened in Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Fall 2010.

The new bulk produce market is 686,000 square feet - nearly twice the size of its old facility - with 20 acres of vendor spaces, loading platforms and offices. It is the first of its kind in the United States. The market features a 100% fully refrigerated facility spanning the entire building. The facility maintains the cold chain from truck transport to loading docks to cold storage at the distribution center. The building is constructed of steel, concrete, and five-inch think insulated metal panels.

The new facility features: 228 enclosed and fully refrigerated 50 foot wide dock areas, 40 foot ceiling heights, a skylight running the length of the quarter mile long building, a central walking concourse open to the public, and second floor office space. 

Thirty-two vendors have relocated into the new 68 units, and each vendor has independent access and control of their own refrigeration. The Market's goal is to set the worldwide standard for best practices in the food distribution industry.

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority owns the 48-acre site and will serve as the market's landlord for at least 40 years.

The principal players from the door and access systems industry include: Mike Struempfler - (President) Warehouse Technology, Inc. and Overhead Door Company of Greater Philadelphia (a division of Warehouse Technology), John Simon and Jeff Miller (Blue Giant), Jeff Cline and Tim Mathews (Overhead Door Corporation), and Mark Dillon (Fairborn USA).

Manufacturers:

Blue Giant Equipment Corporation, Overhead Door Corporation, Fairborn USA, Berner International, & TMI.

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