The VegPro Chinook Packaging Plant is an agri-food complex in which baby lettuces are grown on a farm, with the packaging plant on the same site to maximize product freshness. The project involved the construction of a new refrigerated processing plant of approximately 67,000 SF to house agricultural and food processing activities. The office component houses administrative offices, laboratory, meeting rooms, first aid room, utility room, employee areas and cafeteria.
The plant area, in compliance with CFIA regulations, is comprised of raw product receiving; raw product storage; production area (wash line, clamshell line, kit line, packaging mezzanine), vacuum cooling process, infeed product racking storage, finished product storage and loading docks. The building is equipped with unit heaters, lighting, storm and sanitary services. The plant also has its own transformer installed by Maple Reinders.
In addition to the Building work, Maple Reinders also performed Civil services on the project, including storm water management, sanitary and process wastewater disposal systems with the process water disposal system consisting of a rapid infiltration system.
Maple Reinders undertook the Phase 2 and 3 extensions to their existing facility in Calgary. Which included construction of the 134,000 SF freezer/cold storage warehouse utilized reinforced concrete strip footings and pads, structural steel, insulated metal panels, SBS roofing.