Maple Island, Process Packaging Line
Our team and design partner designed, specified, procured (process, packaging, and facility equipment), and constructed this powder infant formula manufacturing EPC project. The project included a 53,000 SF building addition that houses a new cGMP powder packaging line, additional warehousing space and a new shipping and receiving area as well as modifications to the existing facility.
Our team utilized our experience with constructing cGMP facilities to develop a schedule and budget that fit the owner’s requirements. We worked with the owner 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.
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. Critical utility systems such as compressed air, CO2 and clean Nitrogen for use in packaging operation. The production rooms and equipment were designed with a hygienic consideration utilizing materials that do not promote the growth of bacteria and are more easily cleanable. The team managed the entire project design, construction, procurement, equipment start-up and integration, and qualification.