T T & W Farms
Heartland Catfish Additions
Itta Bena, MS



Location:  Itta Bena, Mississippi
Owner:  T T & W Farms

Project Description – Catfish Processing Facility
Phase I:  The 36,208 square foot facility was completed in 28 weeks.  The foundation is concrete slab on grade with steel structural system.  The facility is USDA certified with wash down/clean areas and epoxy floors.  Cold storage and freezer spaces have separate envelopes and utilize composite insulated panels on the exterior.  Interstitial space was allowed above all clean/wash down rooms for ease of modification.  Malouf self-performed a majority of work, including a water well and waste treatment facility on site.
Construction Value:  $3,900,000 

Project Description – Phase II:  Adding a 2000 sq. ft. breakroom, 2800 sq. ft. box room, 2800 sq. ft. maintenance shop, 240 sq. ft. battery room and an 800 sq. ft. boardroom with kitchen.  Construction consisted of concrete foundations, pre-engineered metal building and finishes associated with the breakroom and boardroom.
Construction Value: $760,656 

Project Description – Phase III: A 70,000 sq. ft. catfish processing plant consisting of production offices, spiral freezer, 10,000 sq. ft. storage freezer, cooler, loading dock, 30,000 sq. ft. process floor, live haul, offal pit, and breakroom with kitchen and serving lines.  All buildings are pre-engineered structures with insulated wall panels.  Also included is a package lift station, asphalt access road, employee parking and 115,000 sq. ft. of concrete paving. We undercut the site and placed 35,000 cubic yards of select fill.  We broke ground on July 6, 2000 and started foundations in mid-August.  The building erection started in mid October.  By February 16, 2001 (32 weeks), Heartland Catfish tested the systems by processing a couple of hundred pounds of fish.  On February 19, 2001 the process, live haul, offal and coolers were in full operation.
Construction Value: $6,599,795
* Heartland started processing in February 2001 – 32 weeks from the Notice to Proceed