Meridian Design Build recently wrapped construction on an 84,000-square-foot USDA meat processing plant for Amylu Foods within Chicago’s Stockyards Industrial Park at 1400 W. 44th Street. Amylu relocated from their West Loop plant where they operated for over 95 years.
The move will allow Amylu to significantly increase production capacity and broaden their line of offerings. The new sausage processing plant includes 56,000 square feet of production/cold storage space, a -10 °F freezer, and a 16,500-square-foot, two-story corporate office space featuring separate raw and cooked employee facilities, a test kitchen and laboratory functions.
Meridian’s work on the project included the design and installation of process systems and piping necessary to support production equipment including steam, sanitation, compressed air, venting and process gas. An expandable central ammonia refrigeration plant was installed to accommodate plant cooling and production loads.