The Hershey Company Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Helping meet global consumer demand through collaborative design-build delivery
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.
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.
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.
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.