Governor Dennis Daugaard joined Win Chill, LLC equity partner Ralph Marquardt, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether, Chamber of Commerce Chair Dr. Dave Kapaska and BNSF Railway Regional Manager for Economic Development Justin Pearson along with Development Foundation Chair and MC Steve Statz on June 22 for the first company groundbreaking to be held in Foundation Park.
“Win Chill is a partnership among proven South Dakota business leaders who are truly groundbreakers in their industries,” the Governor said. “This project will be a state-of-the-art player in frozen foods distribution, with all the hallmarks of being a game-changing company. Today’s groundbreaking marks a great day for South Dakota and the entire tri-state region.”
Win Chill will now begin construction on a 205,000 square foot full-service frozen foods warehouse and distribution center on a 54-acre site purchased from the Development Foundation that provides adequate space for future expansion in Sioux Falls.
Interest from potential clients is driving Win Chill to pursue an aggressive construction schedule and dirt work is already underway at the site. The new Win Chill structure is being built by Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls with freezer technology experts Tippmann Innovation providing technical support.
The groundbreaking symbolically and logistically opens Foundation Park for development and paves the way for all aspects of necessary infrastructure construction. Marion Road will be extended and paved out to the park this fall, along with half of Foundation Court. All utilities, fiber optic cable, water and sanitary sewer will be extended within the next year. Win Chill’s Foundation Park operation will fully utilize rail service provided by BNSF Railway, so the Development Foundation is moving forward with the master rail plan. That means streets, utilities and rail service not just for Win Chill, but also for several other companies actively interested in Foundation Park sites, according to Dean Dziedzic, SFDF Vice President of Economic Development.
“The activity in Foundation Park is intense,” Dziedzic said. “Between infrastructure projects, rail service work and Win Chill’s site preparation, things are happening fast in the park. This level of activity and the resultant road and utility infrastructure improvements make it easier for other companies to move forward on potential sites in Foundation Park.”
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