Westrock Coffee, a leading integrated coffee, tea, flavors, extracts, and ingredients solutions provider to the retail, foodservice and restaurant, convenience store and travel center, non-commercial, CPG, and hospitality industries, announced an agreement to develop a 530,000-square-foot distribution center with Tempus Realty Partners, an Arkansas-based real estate investment partnership that was represented by Colliers | Arkansas.
The 30-acre site is conveniently located near I-40 in Conway, 30 miles from Little Rock.
The tilt-wall distribution center will be fully occupied by Westrock Coffee following construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The state-of-the-art development is expected to support product and packaging produced at Westrock Coffee’s expanded extract and ready-to-drink manufacturing facility in Conway, Arkansas, as well as additional distribution needs. The center will feature 36-foot clear height, approximately 72 dock doors and an ESFR sprinkler system.
The distribution center will be located off William J. Clark Drive, approximately 2.2 miles from Westrock Coffee’s current manufacturing facility and recently announced expansion project.
"We are thrilled to announce the construction of our state-of-the-art distribution center, which will allow us to more efficiently and effectively serve our customers with our innovative beverage solutions,” Joe T. Ford, co-founder and chairman of Westrock Coffee, said in the announcement. “This new facility is a testament to our commitment to meeting the growing demand for our products and providing the highest level of service to our valued clients. We look forward to continuing to expand our presence in Central Arkansas, and drive Westrock Coffee’s growth and success in the industry."
Will Ford, group president – operations of Westrock Coffee, added in the announcement: “Westrock Coffee continues to invest in our operations, and the announcement of this new distribution center is further proof of our commitment to expand our business. In tandem with the development of our manufacturing facility, this center will enhance our capabilities and help our customers continue to innovate in the beverage space, which is undergoing seismic shifts in consumption preferences. With this distribution center, we are truly excited to further cement Westrock Coffee’s connection to the Conway community.”