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Champion Petfoods Kentucky DogStar® Kitchens

Champion Petfoods Kentucky DogStar® Kitchens

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed:
Champion Petfoods chose design-build because of the agility, flexibility, and adaptability inherent in its delivery approach. Champion also knew that design-build promotes a lively and spirited collaborative team environment that would yield an abundance of creativity, ingenuity and innovation for their world-class DogStar® pet food kitchen project.

Summary:
Gray Construction completed the first design-build kitchen in the U.S. for Canadian-based Champion Petfoods. The 371,000-square-foot kitchen named DogStar® prepares their foods in its state-of-the-art kitchen designed and operated to meet the same food safety standards that are required for the manufacturing of human foods. DogStar® was designed, constructed and commissioned in 14 months—from 0% design to 100% test runs of their new recipes.

 

Design-Build Team
Client/Owner Champion Petfoods, Inc.
Design-Builder Gray Construction
General Contractor Gray Construction
Architect Gray Construction
Engineers Gray Construction, Freeland Harris Consulting Engineers of Kentucky, Inc.
Specialty Contractor Schenk Process LLC
Specialty Consultant Versa Tech Automation
Duration of Construction: 14 months
Project Cost: $134,100,00