The Boldt Company Named To Construction Team For New Freshpet Facility

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Aug. 19, 2020–The Boldt Company has been selected by CRB as the general trades partner on a project to build a new, 420,000-square-foot pet food manufacturing facility located in Ennis, Texas for Freshpet. Freshpet is a pet food company that focuses on making fresh, refrigerated food for pets and avoids using preservatives or additives. The facility is the third kitchen expansion for Freshpet in the United States.

Boldt has been hired as the general trades partner and will join CRB, a leader in the design and construction of advanced technology facilities, focusing on highly complex and sustainable projects.

The first phase of the new kitchen in Ennis is expected to provide 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space and open in fall of 2022, with a second 200,000 square foot expansion phase to follow. When at full capacity, the facility will allow Freshpet to produce enough pet food to exceed $1 billion in total revenue by 2025 and employ more than 400 people in the area, nearly doubling Freshpet’s workforce.

In addition to the manufacturing facility, the project includes a chicken processing plant and wastewater treatment facility. Boldt will provide all general contractor services including site preparation, storm water management, building façade, structural steel, interiors, landscaping, and more.

“We are excited for the community of Ennis and to be working in such a collaborative environment with great organizations such as  Freshpet and CRB,” said Jeff Shipley, executive vice president and general manager for Boldt Southern Operations. “Our joint approach to managing large projects is proven to save time, control costs, and produce safe, high quality outcomes for our customers.”

“Boldt’s team shares our goals for safety, Lean project execution and client satisfaction,” said Jeff Roy, Senior Project Director for CRB. “Together, we’re committed to fulfilling Freshpet’s goals for a processing facility that establishes new and exciting benchmarks for pet food manufacturing.”

The project will break ground in fall of 2020.

About The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company (Boldt) is a leading professional construction services firm with customers across the United States and is a subsidiary of The Boldt Group. Founded in 1889, Boldt is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned firm headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Focused on innovation, continuous improvement, and Lean principles, Boldt is recognized as a pioneer in Lean construction and in the industrialized construction space. Boldt operates 18 offices across the U.S. that serve customers in healthcare, power, industrial, education, automotive and commercial markets.