Starbucks Coffee Company/Evolution Fresh Juice Company
Rancho Cucamonga, California
The recently completed Starbucks Evolution Fresh project included the remodel of the existing 250,000 sq. ft. of warehouse building to accommodate a new fresh juice production and distribution facility
Ledcor provided the complete programming, planning, design, engineering, and construction management services for the new Evolution Fresh Juice Facility under a design build GMP project approach. Ledcor also provided the process planning and operation design including the production equipment selections, procurement, installation, integration, controls and commissioning program. The Starbucks Evolution Fresh project included the remodel of the existing 250,000 sq. ft. of dry warehouse building to accommodate a new fresh juice production and distribution facility.
The building required extensive renovations and upgrades including new utility systems, process production equipment, automation packaging systems, industrial central freon refrigeration, electrical service upgrades, waste water treatment, compressed steam and air, mechanical systems and a building expansion to accommodate the delivery of bulk trailers and tubs of fresh citrus and fruit operations. The new facility is designed to generate approximately nine million gallons of bottled fruit and vegetable juice per year, with expansion capacity to 12 million gallons. The operation also includes a special ‘HPP’ process, blending and other industry advanced processing systems.
The project had to be completed under a phased permitted fast track approach to accommodate the accelerated project schedule and Starbucks operational completion time frame requirements.