United States Pacific Northwest (Salem, Oregon)

In partnership with SVN Commercial Advisors, Global Food Properties is excited to present an advanced manufacturing facility available in Oregon’s dynamic Mid-Willamette Valley. Panasonic built the facility to manufacture high-tech solar energy components, commencing operations less than ten years ago. Final deployment costs exceeded $80,000,000, to include design, construction, infrastructure, and finishes rarely seen in second-generation space, whether designed initially for food production or other uses.

Utopian Food Production Design & Infrastructure

While too numerous to detail fully, noteworthy attributes include an interior building envelope of 129,850 SF, designed to accommodate more than a doubling in size; concrete walls, with sealed floors, partially sloped and drained; clear ceiling heights from 24’ to 35’; a linear configuration, flowing from a high-cube area - suitable for gravity flow mixing, batching, and bulk storage - through to a fully finished dock and staging area with four (4) docks; and approximately 22,850 SF of high finish offices, employee welfare, and locker room with showers. There is also a massive space on the property for expansion.

Production infrastructure includes 13.2KV PGE power with dual feeds, and a 1MW diesel-fired back-up generator; 5,000,000 GPD groundwater capacity, with 6” process and potable lines, the former with 150 GPM ultra-purification; an 800 gpm chilled water system with a four-cell cooling tower; an acid neutralization system with vaulted storage; three (3) 125 hp Kobelco air compressors; and an air-conditioned QA lab with piping for nitrogen and compressed air.

Additional features include a 4,500 lb. mezzanine freight elevator; an explosion-proof hazardous chemical storage facility; and LED motion-activated lighting. Likewise, plant security meets or exceeds current food-safety GMPs, to include internal and external monitored surveillance; two (2) gated-access points, one with a guard station; and controlled key-card access.

In Sum

While not designed for food manufacturing per se, the configuration, expansion, infrastructure, and finishes amount to a “food production plant of the future,” where an advanced infrastructure exists, yet in a facility with no possibility of pre-existing food-borne contamination. Rare is such a risk-advantaged opportunity, where speed-to-market can be achieved at a fraction of replacement cost, yet without worry to inheriting pre-existing pathogens. Armed with these benefits, the property should garner immediate Board support and the necessary approvals for further capital investment and occupancy.

An equipment auction is tentatively scheduled for early May 2018, so for immediate assistance, please contact us immediately: jeff.counsell@globalfoodproperties.com or call 312-589-8844.