Research by SalesLeads’ experienced industrial market research team, shows 77 new planned Food and Beverage industry projects tracked during the month of July.F & B Monthly Report - 2019_2020 Project Activity

The following are selected highlights on new Food and Beverage industry construction news.

Food and Beverage Project Type

  • Processing Facilities – 57 New Projects
  • Distribution and Industrial Warehouse – 21 New Projects

Food and Beverage Project Scope/Activity

  • New Construction – 30 New Projects
  • Expansion – 23 New Projects
  • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades – 35 New Projects
  • Plant Closing – 1 New Project

Food and Beverage Project Location (Top 10 States)

  • Ohio – 8
  • California – 7
  • Pennsylvania – 5
  • Texas – 5
  • Illinois – 4
  • Idaho – 3
  • Ontario – 3
  • Colorado – 3
  • Tennessee – 3
  • New York – 2

Opportunities – By Equipment Need

  • Air Emissions Control Equipment – 55 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Compressed Air Systems – 67 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation – 58 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Conveyors – 62 – New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Floor Coatings – 48 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Material Handling/Storage Equipment – 69 – New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Mechanical Construction – 63 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Packaging Equipment – 52 New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Process Equipment – 51 – New Equipment Opportunities 
  • Tanks/Vessels – 38 – New Equipment Opportunities 

Largest Planned Project
During the month of July, our research team identified 5 new Food and Beverage facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more. 

The largest project is owned by AquaCon AS, who is planning to invest $300 million for the construction of a processing complex in FEDERALSBURG, MD. Construction will occur in three phases starting in early 2021. Completion of the first phase is slated for 2024.

Top 10 Tracked Food and Beverage Projects

GEORGIA:
Company Name: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

  • Snack food mfr. is planning to invest $200 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their processing facilities in PERRY, GA, and KATHLEEN, GA. They have recently received approval for the project.
  • Anticipated Investment: $200,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Modernize equipment and expand production capacity of their processing facilities
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Eric Pringle – Dir. Facilities and Infrastructure
    Santiago Sanchez – Operations Mgr.
    Georgina Trotter – Supply Chain Mgr.

VIRGINIA:
Company Name: The Hershey Company

  • Chocolate mfr. is planning to invest $135 million for a 90,000 sf expansion and equipment upgrades of their processing facility in STUARTS DRAFT, VA. They have recently received approval for the project.
  • Anticipated Investment: $135,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Modernize equipment and expand production capacity of their processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Susanna Zhu – VP, Commercial Planning and Supply Chain Operations
    Michael Vigna – Sr. Mgr. Operations Excellence
    Michael Zechman – Sr. Mgr. Facilities and Maintenance

MISSOURI:
Company Name: Kraft Heinz Company

  • Food and beverage company is planning to invest $48 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their processing facility in SPRINGFIELD, MO. They have recently received approval for the project.
  • Anticipated Investment: $48,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Modernize equipment and expand production capacity of their processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Shaun Flaharty – VP and Head of Operations/Manufacturing
    Renee Peets – VP, Procurement
    Aditi Sant – Head of Real Estate and Facilities

OHIO:
Company Name: Superior Dairy, Inc.

  • Dairy products mfr. is planning to invest $25 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their processing facility in CANTON, OH.
  • Anticipated Investment: $25,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Modernize equipment and expand production capacity of their processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: $1,400,000
  • Project Contacts:
    Greg Soehnlen – President
    Jim Haynes – Purchasing Mgr.

PENNSYLVANIA:
Company Name: The Hershey Company

  • Chocolate mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the construction of an 840,000 sf warehouse and office facility on Killinger Rd. in ANNVILLE, PA. They have recently received approval for the project.
  • Anticipated Investment: $100,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish a new warehouse and packaging center
    Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Susanna Zhu – VP, Commercial Planning and Supply Chain Operations
    Michael Vigna – Sr. Mgr. Operations Excellence
    Michael Zechman – Sr. Mgr. Facilities and Maintenance

TENNESSEE:
Company Name: Starbucks Coffee Company

  • Coffee company is planning for the construction of a 1 million sf distribution center in BRENTWOOD, TN. They plan to relocate regional operations upon completion.
  • Anticipated Investment: Undisclosed
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish a new distribution center
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Jake Werbeck – VP, Global Supply Chain Strategy and Deployment
    Lisa Munson – Dir. Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
    Trevor Hultin – Sr. Project Mgr. Construction

MINNESOTA:
Company Name: Birds Eye Foods

  • Frozen food mfr. is planning to invest $11 million for the construction of a 200,000 sf processing facility in WASECA, MN. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2020, with completion slated for late 2021.
  • Anticipated Investment: $11,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish a new processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Ralph Castro – Plant Mgr.
    Amber Gerdes – Purchasing Coordinator

CALIFORNIA:
Company Name: Sutter Foods

  • Dry fruit processing company is planning to invest $25 million for the construction of a 64,000 sf warehouse and processing facility at 2179 Franklin Rd. in YUBA CITY, CA. They are currently seeking approval for the project.
  • Anticipated Investment: $25,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish a new warehouse and processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Amerjit Bhatti – President

TEXAS:
Company Name: Caviness Beef Packers

  • Beef processing company is planning to invest $10 million for the construction of a 112,000 sf warehouse and processing facility in AMARILLO, TX. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2020, with completion slated for late 2021.
  • Anticipated Investment: $10,000,000
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish a new warehouse and processing facility
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Kenny Wasmund – Dir. Operations
    Eugene Abeyta – Purchasing and Receiving Mgr.

ONTARIO:
Company Name: Empire Company, Ltd.

  • Grocery retail chain is considering the construction of multiple warehouse and distribution facilities in the greater TORONTO, ON area. Watch SalesLeads for updates.
  • Anticipated Investment: Undisclosed
  • Reason Behind Expansion: Establish multiple warehouse and distribution facilities
  • Tax Incentives: Undisclosed
  • Project Contacts:
    Michael Medline – President and CEO
    Pierre St-Laurent – EVP and COO
    Cheryl MacPherson – Dir. Project Selection and Resource Allocation

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