Biery Cheese Cook Room and Cooler #6

Biery Cheese Cook Room and Cooler #6, Louisville, Ohio


Louisville, Ohio

Project Highlights
  • Design-Build Construction
  • Dairy Brick flooring
  • Ultra-clean environment
  • Stainless steel insulated metal panels
  • Master Plate dry shake floor hardener
  • FF45/FL40 floor flatness and levelness
Project Description

Beaver Constructors, Inc. served as the Design Build Contractor for these two expansions. The Cook Room at 22,000 SF and Cooler #6 at 46,000 SF.

The Cook Room Expansion is an ultra-clean environment, featuring a maze of underground stainless-steel piping. The Dairy Brick Floor through-out allows for easy clean-up during and after the shifts, as well as thermal shock protection for longevity of the floor. The walls and ceiling have stainless steel insulated metal panels, and a duct sock air distribution system. The walkable interstitial space above the cook room keeps the main utility piping and conduits out of site, and allows for easy utility adjustments while maintaining food safety guidelines.

The Cooler #6 Expansion had a very aggressive project schedule which began in May of 2010 and was completed in October of 2010. This facility was designed to have temperatures ranging from 34 to 38 degrees and also features a 2000 square foot Ante-Room for safe airflow. The 9 new continuous dock positions were the first of their kind for Biery and these continuous pits allow for easy daily clean-up in the shipping and receiving areas. The floor system is unique, as its total section thickness is 16”, has a Master Plate Dry Shake Floor Hardener, and has a FF45/FL40 Flatness and Levelness. This 45-foot-tall high bay storage facility currently is home to over 90 million pounds of cheese.