Westrock Coffee to build $70 million distribution center in Conway

by Roby Brock ([email protected]) 4,809 views 

Rendering of new Westrock Coffee distribution center.

Westrock Coffee Co. announced Tuesday (Jan. 31) an agreement to develop a $70 million, 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 will be located near heavily trafficked I-40 in Conway, just 30 miles from Little Rock.

Westrock Coffee will fully occupy the tilt-wall distribution center following construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. It is expected to support product and packaging produced at Westrock Coffee’s expanded extract and ready-to-drink manufacturing facility in Conway and additional distribution needs.

The 72-dock door 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,” said Joe T. Ford, co-Founder and Chairman of Westrock Coffee. “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.”

“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,” said Will Ford, Group President – Operations of Westrock Coffee. “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.”

“Working with an outstanding company like Westrock Coffee that has a tremendous heritage of growth and impact globally and in Arkansas is a real pleasure,” said Dan Andrews, Tempus Realty Partners CEO. “We’re proud to have the opportunity to support their continued expansion in our home state.”

Westrock Coffee is 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. The company is the No. 1 private-label coffee and tea provider to U.S. restaurants by volume, and the No. 2 extract provider in ready-to-drink coffee.