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Fresh Fruits & Veggies to Get a New Home at Five Crowns Marketing’s New Storage Facility
KMA Architecture & Engineering (KMA) has announced that construction is almost complete on a new 47,000-square-foot storage facility for Five Crowns Marketing.
Five Crowns Marketing grows, packs and ships fresh fruits and vegetables from its headquarters in Brawley, Calif. The new design will transform an existing prefabricated warehouse space into a single-story, energy-efficient facility that will house produce such as romaine lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, sweet corn, cantaloupes, honeydews and various melons. The building will include 18 cooling tunnels and will hold approximately 70,000 cartons of produce.
Additionally, the company has committed to keeping the project environmentally friendly and will eventually cover the roof of the new facility with photovoltaic panels.
“A project like this requires a lot of specialized technical expertise which, in turn, means more consultants and team members to coordinate,”
The KMA team consists of Rich Guerena, project architect; B. Moon Hajjar, project manager; and Ilia Voronchihin, project designer. Structural engineering services are provided by Hope Engineers. Mechanical and plumbing engineering are provided by McParlane Engineering. Electrical engineering is provided by Michael Wall Engineering.
Headquartered in San Diego, KMA has provided integrated architectural, engineering and planning services throughout Southern California and the Western United States since 1973. The company's services include site selection assistance, land planning, programming, scheduling, project design, field supervision and construction administration. KMA also offers Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED®) Accredited Professionals with expertise in the development of sustainable, high-performance buildings. For more information, please call 619- 276-7710, visit www.kma-ae.com, follow us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/