Heartland Produce Company Acquires Land Site For New Cold Storage Facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin

KENOSHA, WI – Heartland Produce Company (“Heartland Produce”) is pleased to announce that it has closed on the purchase of an approximately 31­acre land site that will be the future home of its corporate headquarters and produce distribution operations.  

A Kenosha­based wholesale distributor of produce for over 25 years, Heartland Produce is committed to continuing its investment in the community with the construction of the state­of­the­art cold storage facility.  Upon completion, the facility, which will expand Heartland Produces’ operational capacity and increase operational efficiencies, will be approximately 206,000 square feet and will employee an anticipated 160 employees. Additionally, the site permits for an approximately 213,000 square feet of future potential building expansion, for a future potential facility size totaling nearly 420,000 square feet.

“We’re excited to be moving forward with our new location. We will be better able to serve our loyal customers with a state of the art modern, efficient warehouse and have room for future growth. Thanks to all who have helped make this possible,” said William Dietz Jr., President.

Harris Architects and Pinnacle Engineering Group will be providing building design and engineering services and Riley Construction will be performing construction services. Keith Puritz of Cushman & Wakefield represented Heartland Produce in the transaction.  

Heartland Produce is the first project to break ground on the site formerly occupied by the Dairyland Greyhound Park and is the catalyst to the redevelopment efforts of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (“FCPC”) and Zilber Property Group (“ZPG”) to create a noteworthy mixed­use development. Named Greeneway, FCPC and ZPG plan to integrate sustainable practices into the project through green design and construction practices, wellness­centric certifications, enhancements to natural environmental features and the development of high performing, energy­efficient facilities. The development of Greeneway is anticipated to total nearly 1.6 million square feet in industrial construction, and approximately 432 multi­family residential apartment units and 117,000 square feet of anticipated future commercial retail and office space.