The Hershey Company Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Helping meet global consumer demand through collaborative design-build delivery

Hershey New Manufacturing Facility construction aerial view

Optimizing manufacturing operations through effective expansion and renovation

Alberici constructed a new confectionary plant in Monterrey, Mexico for The Hershey Company. The brownfield project included process line relocations and retrofit of an existing 150,000-square-foot bread plant. It also featured a 300,000-square-foot expansion of new process and packaging space and construction of an 85,000-square-foot warehouse and a new cafeteria.

Hershey New Manufacturing Facility construction reducing costs

Reducing costs with alternative delivery

Using design-build delivery, the Alberici team provided a full range of preconstruction services, including scheduling, estimating, cost modeling, and value engineering. An Alberici-led value engineering process identified numerous cost-saving ideas, resulting in a savings of more than $3.5 million for Hershey.

Hershey New Manufacturing Facility construction

Effective schedule control

Alberici achieved the project’s aggressive 18-month schedule while remaining flexible during each phase to ensure all of Hershey’s project goals were achieved. Most notably, the Alberici team absorbed several major scope changes after construction had begun, including the addition of a 24,800-square-foot mezzanine.

Hershey New Manufacturing Facility construction design procurement

Design, procurement, and installation of massive utility infrastructure

The team specified, purchased, and installed all utility equipment including five chillers, two 400-horsepower boilers, and 43 air handling units. Additional infrastructure support systems designed and managed by the Alberici team included the reverse osmosis water treatment system, 115kW switchgear, and a wastewater treatment plant. Alberici was also responsible for coordinating delivery of all international shipments.