Request Foods

Posted in Blog on May 24, 2016

The Client

Request Foods is a leading co-packer serving the frozen foods market. Offering an array of prepared entrees, side dishes and specialty items, Request Foods serves retail, club store and foodservice customers. Request Foods assures that every product leaving the plant is the highest quality possible at a great value.

The Project

Recognizing an opportunity to expand into a new line of frozen food products, Request Foods approached Lakeshore Advantage seeking help in alleviating the constraints to their growth caused by undersized utilities at their location.

The Result

By working with township, county and state partners, Lakeshore Advantage was able to help assemble an incentive package that resulted in significant savings to the company and an upgraded wastewater pre-treatment system that will allow for additional growth by Request Foods in the years ahead. Today, the company has completed their 225,000 square-foot state-of-the art food processing facility and is ramping up hiring, with a commitment to hire 155 qualified new jobs by June 30, 2013 and furthering that commitment to 452 qualified new jobs by September 30, 2016. In total, Request Foods occupies more than 600,000 square feet of space in the Holland and Zeeland areas.

“Lakeshore Advantage is a terrific partner of Request Foods and other area companies. They quickly understood our needs and went to work immediately to find solutions. We very much appreciate their efforts to support our company,” said Jack DeWitt, Chairman and President of Request Foods.