BelGioioso Cheese Inc.
"I just keep thinking about the strong relationship between BelGioioso Cheese, Miller Masonry and Spancrete that helps us build state of the art cheese factories that are constantly evolving to fit our current needs."
"We’ve been doing business with Spancrete for over 35 years and couldn’t be happier with the quality of product and outstanding service."
When BelGioioso Cheese was looking for a partner to help them with a multi-phase addition, in Denmark, WI, they looked no further than Miller Masonry & Concrete and Spancrete. After all, the companies had been building together for more than 35 years and Spancrete had the product and precast expertise to keep quality and efficiency at the forefront.
The first project together began in 1982, and the team continues to build, grow and expand. Spancrete and Miller Masonry were first chosen for this project due to their ability to produce a simple, clean surface and a high quality, timeless building for Belgioioso. With every project, the team evaluates the entire project before design even begins; looking to streamline construction schedules, innovate design and utilize technological advancements to create a structure for today’s needs and tomorrow’s dreams. This team has produced and installed over 2 million square feet of Spancrete, custom designed and engineered for BelGioioso locations. "I just keep thinking about the strong relationship between BelGioioso Cheese, Miller Masonry and Spancrete that helps us build state of the art cheese factories that are constantly evolving to fit our current needs," says Sofia Krans,Project Manager, BelGioioso Cheese.
While the use of precast speeds the construction process, it also provides an ideal environment for food packaging facilities. Spancrete Wall Panels and Hollowcore provide a clean indoor environment that meets stringent USDA requirements and can withstand wash-down processes better than other building materials. This was vital for BelGioioso who required a surface that could take the harsh daily cleaning process. "Spancrete allows us the flexibility in creating large open spaces with USDA cleanable surfaces that provide the foundation for clean rooms for cheese making with expansion capability in mind," says Krans. In addition, long open spaces were required for warehouse and work areas to accommodate food processing equipment. Finally, the design flexibility of matching finishes and preparation to accommodate for future growth all lead to the continued use of Spancrete by BelGioioso, resulting in repeated success and a long term relationship.
“Over the past 35 years, the core team has brainstormed to improve the designs and construction methods to tailor to our art of cheese making. We are proud to have created this relationship with our key contractors, allowing for growth and success.” says Krans.
As BelGioioso continues to grow, the team will continue to provide building and construction expertise allowing BelGioioso to focus on quality and passion for another 100 years.
- The versatility of Spancrete precast concrete allowed this multi-stage expansion to stay on track and on time all the way through a harsh Wisconsin winter and unpredictable spring.
- Spancrete Hollowcore provides a clean indoor environment that meets USDA requirements and can better withstand wash-down processes.
WE BUILT THAT™ TEAM
Architect: Chris Reiner
Sub-Contractor for Masonry, Concrete: Miller Masonry and Concrete,Inc.
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