Keizer Refrigeration Announces $7 Million Expansion

Sioux City Journal

Keizer Refrigeration, a longtime Sioux City refrigeration business, plans to open an expanded facility along Harbor Drive, eight miles to the south of its current location in the 3200 block of Highway 75. As part of its relocation and expansion, the company also plans to add 12 new workers to its current staff of 35. 

"We're excited to grow in Sioux City," president Shane Keizer said. "We're happy to be along the interstate and get some more exposure, as well."

The new 55,000-square-foot facility at 5200 Harbor Drive will include a two-floor office area for sales, a sales floor for truckers to purchase items and parts, and then an open-bay area for truck and trailer work. Keizer said the project will be an investment of $7 million to $8 million and will double the company's service and parts area. 

The development would occur on about 20 acres of a 30-acre property. The rest will be split into two lots -- measuring four acres and six acres, respectively -- which W.A. Klinger, the company that currently owns the land and will be constructing the facility, will retain for future development. 

Keizer said the goal is to open by June 1, 2018.

He added that the new location's proximity to the soon-to-open Seaboard Triumph Foods pork facility in the city's Bridgeport West Industrial Park should add an influx of business. 

Keizer Refrigeration begain in 1976 when Jim Keizer, Shane's father, began operating on refrigeration units at truck stops and businesses out of the back of his pickup truck. The business currently operates in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Omaha and Des Moines. The company purchased the Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales in 2001.