CLIENT

Maple Island Quality Food

DESCRIPTION

Powder Infant Formula Process/Packaging Expansion

SERVICES

Industrial Process
Procurement

LOCATION

Wanamingo, Minnesota

YEAR

2016

CONSTRUCTION COST

$24.5 million

PROJECT PARTNER

Skanska

SIZE

53,000 square feet

Fast-Tracked Design, Procurement Services to Expand Manufacturing Capability

Our team designed, specified, and procured process, packaging, and facility equipment for this powder infant formula manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, and Construction project. The project included a building addition that houses a new cGMP powder packaging line, additional warehousing space, modifying the existing facility, and adding a new shipping and receiving area.

The project was fast-tracked from the beginning, so our team developed a two-phased delivery approach to ensure the facility shell and the warehouse storage portions could be constructed and dried in before winter. This innovative delivery method provided the owner with much-needed additional warehouse space and some additional time to arrange for financial support for the packaging aspect of the project.

The design included specialized HVAC systems minimizing possible product contamination and bacterial growth. We also designed critical utility systems such as compressed air, CO2, and clean Nitrogen for use in the packaging operation and production rooms and equipment, which required hygienic consideration utilizing materials that limit bacteria growth and are easy to clean. The team managed the entire project design, construction, procurement, equipment start-up and integration, and qualification.