Kraus-Anderson has completed the construction of the Buhler Food Application Center at the company’s North American headquarters at 13105 12th Ave. North in Plymouth, Minnesota. The only other facility of its kind is located on the Buhler Global Headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.
Buhler’s initiative is designed to simulate natural mill conditions. The intent of the new $5.4 million facility is to provide customers a front-entry demonstration space for different equipment configurations that can be modified to accommodate various customers’ grain processing needs.
The food application center is spread across a two-story addition and covers 18,000-square-foot of floor space. Designed by Inver Grove Heights, Minn.-based Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc., the project features a large third-level equipment platform that suspends from the structural lid of the building.
The demonstration space and show room for Buhler’s food processing equipment is surrounded by two large elevations of curtain wall to bring in a great deal of natural light.