Distributor's warehouse nearly ready

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Builders are nearing completion on a larger warehouse for Anchorage wholesale distributor Regal Foods, which handles Orowheat bread products.

The $2.3 million building, at International Airport Road and Latouche Street, will feature eight dock-high doors compared with four at the current location, said Regal Foods owner Scott Rumfield. The new freezer facility will measure about 12,000 square feet or 25 percent larger than its current location, he said.

"We’ve been doing business over 20 years out of here," he said. The business is now registering enough demand to merit a larger facility, Rumfield said.

The general contractor is Anchorage-based Cornerstone General Contractors.

Rumfield began planning the project in November 2000, and construction began in August. Work should be completed in mid-February, he said.

Regal Foods had leased its facility at 355 E. 76th Ave. and will be moving into its own building once it’s completed, he said.

The company distributes its bread products in Anchorage, Kenai, Kodiak and throughout rural Alaska.

The construction project is being financed through KeyBank, Rumfield said.

01/21/2002 - 8:00pm