RCS Building a 138,000 Refrigerated Warehouse at Wish Farms’ Headquarters
PLANT CITY — Wish Farms will build its future home along the Interstate 4 frontage road west of Park Road, a spot visible to about 115,000 cars and trucks a day.
Construction is expected to start in the fall, with a completion by the winter of 2019. With its decision, Wish Farms will keep more than 70 jobs in Plant City, and its workforce is expected to grow. An estimated cost for the multi-million-dollar project is still in the works.
A 138,000-square-foot warehouse will bring together operations now spread out in Hillsborough County and beyond, with facilities for processing strawberries and blueberries, pre-cooling, materials storage and cooler space.
The Beck Group will oversee construction of the design-build office space. RCS Company of Tampa will build the warehouse.
The 36-acre site includes a 4-acre lake and a spring, which Wish Farms plans to preserve as a natural highlight on the property. The project also will include a new organic blueberry farm.