Skanska designed, specified, procured (process, packaging and facility equipment) and constructed this new infant formula powder processing and packaging facility and warehouse. This project included a 53,000-SF plant expansion adding manufacturing capabilities to produce Enfamil Baby Formula by housing a new cGMP powder packaging line, additional warehousing space and a new shipping and receiving area. This fast-tracked expansion consisted of two phases: phase one included the shell and MEP construction; phase two included the interior plant build-out and installation of manufacturing equipment. Skanska and the owner worked as a team to develop the conceptual and preliminary designs. We worked together to develop a two-phased delivery approach to ensure that the facility shell and the warehouse storage portions of the project could be constructed and dried in before the start of winter. This innovative delivery method provided the owner with the much-needed additional warehouse space. The second phase of the project also involved the detailed design and construction of the cGMP powder handling and packaging line phase of the project. The facility includes all equipment required for powder handling from dumping to filling. The packaging line is fully automated and integrated from the de-palletizer through the filler to the palletizing/shrink wrapping equipment. The cGMP facility design included HVAC systems to maintain a cascading airflow to minimize possible product contamination and bacterial growth. The production rooms and equipment were designed with a hygienic consideration utilizing material that do not promote the growth of bacteria and are easier to clean. The Skanska team managed the entire project design, construction, procurement, equipment start-up and integration, and qualification.
Mark segment: Industrial facilities
Start date: 2014
Completion date: 2015
Clients: Maple Island Quality Food Powder Process
Country: United States
Project status: Completed