Johanna Beverage Cooler 2019

Project Description

Client: Johanna Beverage
Location: Spokane, Washington
Project Size: 37,000 sq. ft.
Architect: Cooper Architects
Facility Type: Cooler

Johanna Beverage Company LLC produces fruit juices, drinks and yogurts under its own label and as a co-packer for third parties. The company’s products are distributed to customers in the United States through supermarkets, warehouse club stores, convenience stores, wholesalers, dairy distributors, independent grocery stores, and food service businesses.

Fisher's construction experience delivers on investment

As the product demand in their Spokane, Washington facility grew, Johanna Beverage contracted with Fisher Construction Group to expand their current facility, adding a 37,000 sq. ft. cooler to store beverages prior to transfer.

Prior to construction, Fisher’s team demo’d a room in the existing structure and relocated the site utilities. The new construction included building a mechanical room which serves the plant’s processing areas as well as the new cooler. A pipe bridge was installed to ‘carry’ the utilities overhead, making them accessible yet not obstructing operations on the busy campus.

The steel framed building with insulated metal panel (IMP) walls sits on a concrete foundation. The building is clad on four sides with Insulated Metal Panels and a membrane roof.

Johanna chose Fisher because of their range of knowledge and experience in building coolers and freezers to meet USDA and FDA compliance. Fisher’s project approach and experience allowed Johanna beverage to make adjustments as needs developed─without expensive cost overruns. The cooler project was so successful, Johanna and Fisher have begun design and planning the next expansion of the Spokane processing campus.