Project Northeast Foods

Project Northeast Foods

This facility houses the most automated and fastest bun baking and freezing process in the world, producing approximately 1,400 buns per minute with virtually no production workers on the floor. With approximately 70,000 square feet of processing floor space, the entire process is fully automated from the ingredient measuring and mixing, through the proofing and baking stage. An automated conveyance system carries the finished product to a fully automated inspection process, and then to slicing and packaging without any human interaction. All product is automatically transported into the 13,500 square foot, fifty six foot high minus ten degrees freezer, which contains a fully automated racking and storage system. Product is frozen within a strict time limit, and automatically transferred to a refrigerated dock for transport.

  • market:
    Food Processing

  • 103,000
    Square Footage

  • Clayton
    NC

Project Specifications:

  • 103,000-SF greenfield facility
  • 70,000-SF fully automated bakery
  • 13,500-SF blast freezer at 56' high
  • 10 fully automated racking system
  • Administrative offices, employee welfare areas
  • Dry and liquid ingredient rooms
  • An engine room which houses state-of-the-art ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Cast tilt-up concrete wall panels, insulated metal panels and a structural steel framing system
  • A separate machine room to house all refrigeration equipment, with evaporators mounted in a rooftop penthouse

This facility houses the most automated bun-baking and bun-freezing process in the world, producing 1,400 buns per minute, more buns than any other bakery in existence.

Project Accolades

  • Food Plant of the Year

    Food Engineering 2012

  • Eagle Award

    ABC Excellence in Construction 2011

  • Design-Build Awards

    DBIA Southeast Region Competition 2011