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Smith Brothers Farms Distribution Facility

Use Of IMPs on New Cold Storage Facility Achieves Modern Aesthetic Goals

Smith Brothers Farms – a Northwest regional food supplier specializing in home delivered organic and gourmet foods and signature varieties of organic milk and dairy products – experienced booming growth during the COVID-19 pandemic when thousands of consumers were using grocery delivery services. Four years later, sales continue to rise for the fourth-generation food supplier and the company is growing its physical footprint. Insulated metal panels chosen for a new facility in Federal Way, WA are from Kingspan Insulated Metal Panels North America. 

Architects NELSON Worldwide designed the new facility, which offers nearly four times the amount of refrigerated space as Smith Brothers Farms’ previous warehouse in Kent, Washington. While size was a priority, design was also a top focus, with the Kingspan panels chosen to elevate the design, giving the large structure a more sleek, modern look. Precise IMP placement and attention to detail made for a satisfying challenge, producing a final product that was an impressive addition to the surrounding neighborhood.

Requiring only one installer – Fisher Construction Group – over 88,500 square-feet of Kingspan’s QuadCore® KS Shadowline panels in the colors Ascot White, Driftwood and Redwood were used on the facility.

Besides good looks, Kingspan's IMPs offer exceptional thermal performance and are for use in a wide range of cold storage applications, including warehouse freezer boxes and food processing.

Available in a variety of module widths, Kingspan’s QuadCore® KS Shadowline panels are designed to offer the highest R-value for controlled environment/cold storage needs. Meeting USDA guidelines, Imperial White Siliconized Modified Polyester is the standard finish for KS Shadowline panels, making them ideal for food processing projects.

QuadCore® is Kingspan’s next generation of self-blended hybrid insulation core. The class-leading R-value of R-9.0 per inch for cold storage applications means QuadCore® is the most thermally efficient insulation core on the market. Kingspan’s QuadCore® Technology delivers R-values 11% better than high-quality PIR and up to 60% better than PUR.

About Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America


Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a business unit of Kingspan, a global company operating in more than 80 countries, with over 200 manufacturing facilities. Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America manufactures and markets three groups of products at its U.S., Canadian and Mexican facilities: insulated metal wall and roof panel systems for commercial/industrial construction; insulated architectural panel and façade systems for design-driven projects; and controlled environment panels and doors for cold-storage and climate-controlled warehousing. In addition to its commitment to quality and innovation, the company is on the leading edge of the sustainability movement, offering best-of-class products produced in state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities. To learn more visit

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