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When Olymel S.E.C decided to expand its meat processing plant in Saint-Esprit, Quebec it did so with the intention of pursuing the competitive Asian markets so efficiency was of the essence.
The condensation caused by refrigeration and the intense use of aggressive cleaning solutions necessary in any food handling facility creates a very destructive environment for steel structures...
The $25M investment increased production by a third to 40,000 animals per week and increased employment at the plant by 200. The expansion included a new and very energy efficient refrigeration area.
The condensation caused by refrigeration and the intense use of aggressive cleaning solutions necessary in any food handling facility creates a very destructive environment for steel structures. Their chosen solution, hot-dip galvanizing played a big role by protecting the entire building structure as well as machinery support structures and the exterior platforms for the cooling equipment.
With its proven history of low initial cost and long maintenance-free service life in exactly these types of corrosive environments hot-dip stood out in stark contrast to the high costs associated with the early and recurring corrosion damage so typical of traditional painted steel structures.
With cost-effective galvanizing silently protecting this new investment Olymel is now free to put its energies into building markets around the world for its fine line of meat products.
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