Tyson turned to Robinson Construction Company and Vestal Corporation to develop a Design / Build solution to repurpose an existing cold storage facility. The repurposing included creating a highly flexible space capable of offering cold storage, freezer storage or a combination of both simultaneously. The project team worked closely with Tyson’s Risk Management Agency to develop a design that would meet all Life Safety Codes and Tyson’s Design Standards. The project included new access road and security gates, extensive concrete structure repair/renovations, redesign of racking systems, addition of multiple high speed doors, redesign of fire protection systems and an all new under floor conditioning system to prevent freezing. This project represents the first phase of a master planned improvements initiative at the Russellville facility.