Owner: Select Brands LLC
General contractor: Rich Kramer Construction Inc.
Architect: R.E. Werner Architect LLC (Verona)
Engineers: Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; WND, structural; and Schober Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 22,500 square feet
Lender: Central Bank of the Ozarks
Estimated completion: Summer
Project description: This addition by Select Brands is the sixth the company has made to its original building, the last occurring in 2015. The current expansion includes a 20,000-square-foot warehouse and a 2,500-square-foot office, according to Rand Youngblood, project manager with Rich Kramer Construction. The Select Brands website notes the company is part of a fast-growing segment of the food industry: flexible dry and retort packaging – basically, shelf-stable food products in pouches that are typically made from a laminate of flexible plastic and metal foils. Select Brands makes both standup and large spouted packages and specializes in ancient grains, with certifications by the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Safe Quality Food Level 3. It also meets standards to handle organic products and non-genetically modified organisms. Select Brands offers contract manufacturing, private labeling and food services packaging, according to its website. The company, founded in 2004, is owned by John Weidner.
Research firm Mordor Intelligence reports the worldwide corrugated board packaging market was valued at nearly $173 billion in 2021, and it’s expected to reach $212 billion in 2027.