Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions

April 1, 2011

Mountaire Farms is spending $34.5 million for an expansion of its poultry complex in Millsboro, DE. The resource recovery center will collect unused protein from current operations to manufacture commercial pet food.

Harvest Time Bread will construct a 30,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its Mt. Airy, NC facility. The project includes two fully automated baking production lines consisting of tunnel ovens, proofers, scoring stations, spiral freezers and packaging equipment as well as conveyor systems. The construction is expected to be completed by July 2011.

Coca-Cola North America is completing the construction of a 13,000-sq.-ft., $33 million expansion project at its bottling plant in Northampton, MA. The project adds a fourth production line for chilled juices to the bottler’s existing 455,000-sq.-ft. site.

Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream is expanding its presence in Colorado by opening a 15,000-sq.-ft. distribution center with warehouse, office space and cold storage in Englewood.

Americold opened its new temperature-controlled storage facility in Delhi, LA. The facility provides more than 4.7 million cubic feet of convertible temperature-controlled storage space dedicated to the support of the adjacent ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston sweet potato processing facility.