Allen Canning Company
Van Buren, AR United States | 2009
New innovative technology is making Happy Chickens with state-of-the-art chicken house designs and automated equipment. Happy chickens means more eggs! When Kreider Farms was challenged with upgrading their Manheim egg processing facility, they turned to Scenic Ridge Construction to assist them in developing a plan to replace their existing facility while they remain in full egg production.
"Each building houses close to 450,000 birds. That's a lot of eggs!"
The new 56,000 sf. egg processing facility is 2-1/2 times larger than the original. Careful planning was the key to this project. The facility was constructed like a puzzle with three (3) separate buildings connected together in phases. Four ( 4 ) replacement chicken houses and manure storage buildings were also completed, making this total project 222,000 sf. in size and housing 1.8 million birds!
The first phase is a 24,000 sf. cooler. It was built just beyond the existing buildings. The cooler is constructed using pre-engineered steel with hot dipped galvanized members. Insulated sandwich wall and standing seam roof panels were used for the exterior sheeting and roofing. The new cooler was placed in operation before the existing cooler and loading docks were demolished.
The next phase was a new 18,000 sf. egg packaging building. This metal building was designed to be constructed over the top of the existing egg operations. New offices and employee lunchroom were added in the open end. This allows the existing building to be torn down in sections while under the new roof. A new concrete floor was placed over the existing floor. New egg washing and packaging equipment was installed and placed in operation before the old equipment was discarded.
The final phase is a new 18,000 sf. dry storage warehouse building. It connects in the corner where the other two buildings meet. A fire wall isolates the packaging area from the cooler and warehouses. Several outdated chicken house buildings were also replaced with new 61' wide x 529' long x 30' high pre-engineered steel structures with the same insulated sandwich wall panel system as the cooler.
The design incorporates hot-dip galvanized framing located on the outside of the building walls and an insulated standing seam metal roof. The galvanizing process minimizes steel corrosion. Exhaust ventilation fans are abundant in the end wall and in many of the side wall bays. Each building houses close to 450,000 birds. That's a lot of eggs! A 150' long manure storage building is connected to the end of each chicken house. The manure building is again designed around the same hot- dip galvanized frame principal and 16' high concrete side walls.
Food & Agriculture
Lancaster, PA United States
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