Yogurt facility wins design-build award from institute
Shambaugh & Son, an Emcor subsidiary, received its fifth award from the Design-Build Institute of America for its work on the Chobani Greek yogurt facility.
The $450 million, 1 million-square-foot facility, which opened in October 2012, was named Design-Build Project of the Year by the DBIA.
One of the largest yogurt plants in the world, the Chobani facility was completed in less than a year, thanks to Shambaugh & Son’s use of design-build. Officials say a facility of that size would traditionally take two years to complete.
“We’re extremely pleased the Chobani plant has been recognized by the Design-Build Institute with its premier award,” said Mark Shambaugh, president and CEO of Shambaugh & Son. “In conjunction with other awards this project has received, this is a testament to the Shambaugh team’s ability to conceive, execute and successfully and efficiently complete a highly complex, demanding project using design-build project delivery. This is the fifth time since 1997 the DBIA has awarded a food plant project designed, built and completed by Shambaugh & Son a Design-Build Project of the Year Award. It illustrates our national reputation for ‘design-build done right’ and our unique self-perform executing method, which stands alone among our competitors.”
Other awards presented to the Chobani facility include the DBIA Industrial/Process Facilities National Design-Build Award, as well as the 2013 Food Plant of the Year Award from Food Engineering magazine, a fellow BNP Media publication.