Dallas, Texas - Rhino Steel Buildings said it has been selected by Andy's Deli and Mikolajczyk Sausage Shop of Chicago as its partner for all future expansion projects, beginning with a Wisconsin operation slated to open in 2013.
The metal building manufacturer of Denton, Texas, also provides polyurethane insulation, and linked with Andy's Deli to provide a quick building solution, according to Jacek Zak, general manager of Andy's Deli.
As one of its first moves outside the Chicago area, Andy's Deli will be opening up a new base of operations in Endeavor, Wisconsin. Construction is already underway on the project, which will include offices, a 2000 sq.ft (185.8 sq.m) store and a meat processing plant, and will employ some 50 people upon opening.
Given the sensitive temperature requirements for buildings like meat processing plants, Zak noted the upgraded insulation Rhino offered them was a deciding factor in going with the company.
"My guys were completely shocked at the efficiency of the insulation package," said Zak. "We erected the framing of the first buildings last autumn and continued working inside throughout the course of the winter. The Rhino Pro-Value insulation worked so well we never had to heat the building all winter. It was astonishing."
The Wisconsin project has gone so smoothly that Andy's Deli has decided to partner with Rhino for all future projects, which currently include at least one more sausage factory and processing facility in the next decade.