Johnstown Renewable Acid Whey Processing Facility

CHA provided engineering and construction services for the development of this 12,000 sq. ft. acid whey processing facility in Johnstown, New York. This state-of-the-art facility converts high acid waste product to 99% sellable product that can be utilized by medicine and beverage producers based on the alcoholic percentage of the converted material. This project has been a highly collaborative effort between CHA and the client, with our team working closely with the client to accommodate the client’s own purchasing and self-performed work.

Our team performed site work, erected the building shell, finished most of the building’s interiors, and managed the erection of the facility’s roughly 37 stainless steel vessels, each 15-feet tall with a 20-foot diameter. We are also helping achieve MWBE goals to secure additional funding.

Our ability to handle complex projects as well as our expertise in the food and beverage industry and with chemical facilities has been vital to our successful delivery of the best product to suit our client’s needs. Design work on this $16 million initiative began in July 2016 with construction starting in the fall.