Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Manufacturing and Bottling Facility
Gilbane delivers state-of-the-art facility with future expansion capabilities.
Gilbane provided design-build services to Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. for a greenfield manufacturing/bottling facility that produces beverage products. The project site encompassed raw material receiving and storage, beverage processing and packaging systems, blow molding operations, utilities systems, offices, employee amenities, a maintenance area, a security entrance, truck parking and an on-site waste water treatment facility.
Ocean Spray Cranberries operates under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These guidelines are set in place to ensure the manufacturing and production of food/beverage products are of high quality and do not pose any risk to the consumer as these requirements include maintaining a clean and hygienic manufacturing area. In order to meet these requirements, resinous flooring was specified and installed in 11 areas. Resinous flooring is a high quality floor that withstands both the caustic and acidic environments in addition to the continuous wear and tear of forklift and pallet traffic. The resinous flooring was installed prior to any equipment being set in the areas and was protected to prevent any construction damage. There are few hard corners in the facility in order to eliminate debris or residual water build up when the equipment is washed. All equipment is raised off the floor and has sloped edges to ensure efficient cleaning.
Future expansion capabilities of the building and infrastructure will allow for an eventual total of five bottling lines on this site.
Gilbane partnered with TranSystems as the A/E designer and Javlyn as the process engineer.
Coordination and Teamwork
The initial build-out accommodates four bottling lines (either PET or Aseptic Carton). Due to the complexity of the bottling lines, Gilbane did extensive schedule and utility coordination with two bottling companies so that the installation of the equipment was seamless. In addition, Gilbane purchased long lead items early in order to save time for the client.