The General Mills Yoplait Plant in Downtown Reed City needed a Raw Milk Processing Facility.
Working with MSKTD (Arch/Engineers) and Shambaugh & Son’s (Design / Build Processing & Electrical Engineers), the Engineers from Yoplait Reed City came up with a building design that would meet the needs of their expanding process facility along with complimenting the city’s downtown appearance.
Gerber Construction acted as a General Contractor on the building construction for this design / build project. Some of the interesting construction features of the new building included:
- Approximately (210) 16” dia x 40’+/- auger cast piles topped with 2’-6” square grade beams for foundations.
- 9-1/2” thick insulated precast tilt-up panels for exterior walls, combination of metal decking & pre-cast double tees for roof decks.
- Insulated Metal Panel removable plugs for pipe chases & exterior building openings for future changes & access.
- Chemical resistant “dairy brick” flooring in processing areas.
For more information on Gerber, Food Processing building design and construction, please give us a call at 231-832-2792.