ONEsolution greenfield facility expands fresh pet food capacity
Delivering a facility to meet future fresh pet food demand
CRB is leveraging a ONEsolution™ approach to deliver Freshpet’s third kitchen. The greenfield facility will allow Freshpet, a market-pioneering provider of refrigerated, fresh pet food, to significantly scale production capacity and meet consumer demand as buyers increasingly turn to fresh and natural food products for their pets.
The first phase of the new kitchen will provide 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space and open in fall of 2022, with a second 200,000 square feet expansion phase to follow. When at full capacity, the facility will allow Freshpet to produce enough pet food to exceed $1 billion in total revenue by 2025 and employ more than 400 people in the area, nearly doubling Freshpet’s workforce.
Through ONEsolution, CRB provides Freshpet a single source of responsibility, transparent communication and streamlined coordination across the project’s lifecycle — from architectural, engineering development and design through to construction and commissioning.
Freshpet prioritizes food safety in every aspect of its operations and final products. The project will incorporate layout efficiencies, hygienic segregations, equipment, conveyance, cleaning and inspection designs that are indistinguishable from human food processing facilities.
The Ennis facility builds upon a successful relationship between Freshpet and CRB. The team provided design and engineering services for a refrigerated pet food expansion in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.