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The Boldt Company Named to Construction Team for New Freshpet Facility

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The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, 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 is one of the leading construction services firms in the United States. The firm is a nationally recognized leader in Integrated Lean Project Delivery® within a variety of markets including healthcare, industrial, commercial and energy and power. Boldt is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin and has 14 offices nationwide. For more information,



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