Coca-Cola North America / Minute Maid Canada Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Major expansion for Coca-Cola North America
Phased expansion for Coca-Cola, Ltd.
Under a design-build contract, Alberici constructed an expansion of the existing warehouse facility for The Minute Maid Company Canada, Inc., a division of Coca-Cola, Ltd. We completed the project in two phases: the construction of a finished goods warehouse including process improvements, as well as equipment installation and relocation of a chilled manufacturing line.
Construction of a new finished goods warehouse
The first phase included the construction of a new 80,000 SF finished goods warehouse at the facility. Alberici constructed both a chilled storage space (0°C) and a frozen finish goods space (-20°C). Our team self-performed the erection of the structural steel frame and R-40 rated roof for the warehouse. Inside the new facility, we managed the installation of the ammonia refrigeration system.
For the second phase of the project, Alberici renovated and converted existing chilled warehouse space into a new cGMP production space. Process modifications included enhancements to the plant’s bulk storage systems, installation of a new blend system and pasteurizer, relocation of an aeseptic filler, and installation of a new casepacker. Alberici millwrights installed and relocated the new process equipment, including the installation of a new dedicated utility infrastructure.
Working with challenging weather
Alberici completed large portions of the work in the winter months, including concrete foundation pours and structural steel erection. Ground heater systems were used to allow construction to continue through the worst part of the winter months, ensuring the project remained on schedule.