Tippmann Innovation Wins 2019 Built by the Best Award

November 16, 2019

Arlington, Virginia, November 16, 2018  – Tippmann Innovation was named the recipient of the Controlled Environment Building Association’s (CEBA) Built by the Best Award for their Detroit, Michigan project with Wolverine Packing Co. The award was presented during the final general session of the 39TH CEBA Conference & Expo. Over 265 industry professionals participated in the event taking place this week in Miami, Florida.

In early February 2019, Tippmann Innovation completed the 180,000 sq. ft. meat processing and distribution facility for Wolverine Packing. This state-of-the-art warehouse is Wolverine’s fifth processing plant in Detroit. It is home to over 20,000 pallet positions of storage space as well as the QuickFreeze In-Rack Freezing System (QF+). Wolverine Packing Co. is one of the nation’s leading producers of meat and processes over 8 million burgers a week. This new facility allows them to expand their operation while bringing a variety benefits to the surrounding community.

Tippmann Innovation and Wolverine Packing Co. created a video overview of the project which is now posted to GCCA's Youtube channel.  Click here to view the video.  

Twenty-two (22) additional CEBA members participated on the 2019 winning project, including:

All Weather Insulated Panels, Cascade Energy, Crown, CSI of Virginia, Inc., Danfoss, Dow Building Solutions, Dupont, Evapco Inc., Fastener Systems, Inc., Fricks Company, Hansen, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, LiftMaster, M&M Refrigeration, Metl-Span, Owens Corning, Foamular, Rite-Hite-Corporation, S&S Refrigeration Company, Senneca Holdings, UPS Freight and Victaulic.

The other two finalists for the 2019 CEBA Built by the Best Award were Primus Builders for the facility they built for United States Cold Storage in Denton, Texas and United Insulated Structures for the facility they built for United States Cold Storage in Lebanon, Indiana.

The submission process for the 2020 CEBA Built by the Best Award will open in the spring of 2020. More information can be found  here.


CEBA Chairman, Vince Free, presenting the 2019 CEBA Built by the Best Award to Sam Tippmann, Rob Adams and Josh Koester from Tippmann Innovation for their partnership on a Wolverine Packing facility in Detroit, Michigan.


Contact : Cathy Lada, Director, Marketing & Communications,  clada@gcca.org , +1 703-373-4300


About the Award 
The CEBA Built by the Best Award was created in 2016 to recognize members of CEBA, a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), as the world’s leading experts in designing and building controlled environment facilities of all types. Buildings that are eligible for the award include cold storage plants, food processing facilities, retail distribution centers, and anything else that requires that a well-maintained thermal envelope.


About the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) 
Founded in 1978, the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) represents the expert builders who specialize in the design and construction of controlled environment buildings, including cold storage warehouses, food processing facilities, clean rooms, pharmaceutical facilities, and foodservice and retail distribution centers. CEBA is where anyone looking to build, renovate, or modernize a first-rate, innovative facility comes to find the most experienced designers, contractors, and manufacturers and suppliers. Learn more at  www.builditcold.org . CEBA is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). Learn more at  www.gcca.org .