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US: Gilbane constructing $100 million Ocean Spray facility

Gilbane Building Company, a leading construction management firm, announced today that it has been selected to provide Design Build/Construction Management services for a $100 million, 315,000 square foot manufacturing and bottling facility for Ocean Spray Cranberries, in Lehigh County, PA. Gilbane is partnered with TranSystems and Javlyn Engineering in this effort.

"It's an honor to be working with Ocean Spray on what will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for North America's leading producer of bottled juices," says Greg Dunkle, Gilbane regional manager. "We share Ocean Spray's innovative spirit and look forward to a collaborative relationship on this groundbreaking project."

Located outside of Philadelphia, the facility will be built on a greenfield site and encompass raw material receiving and storage, beverage processing and packaging systems and other operations, as well as utilities systems and employee offices. The project will target LEED(R) Gold through the United States Green Building Council and the team will use a Lean facility process to minimize waste while maximizing efficiency.

"We are excited about partnering with Gilbane, clearly one of the leading construction firms in the U.S.," said Erich Fritz, Ocean Spray's Vice President of Manufacturing. "Leveraging TranSystems' food manufacturing design experience is a plus for this project. Javlyn Engineering is recognized in the beverage industry as a leading edge process design company and we are excited to be able to leverage their expertise in advanced blending and processing construction."

Source: www.marketwatch.com

Publication date: 5/1/2012


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