Scherrer Construction, a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Excel Engineering, has recently completed the construction of Cultures Supporting Life (CSL) USA in Franksville, Wisconsin. This is the probiotic company's first manufacturing facility in the US.
The 80,000 sqft facility will support the growing food, beverage, health and nutrition markets. The manufacturing facility includes several offices, a lab and freezers that cool to negative 58°F. There are also cleanroom process spaces to support the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of probiotic strains intended for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and agro-livestock industries.
There are cleanroom process spaces to support the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of probiotic strains
"The construction process for this facility was unique because the owner wanted the flexibility to one day be United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified. The details of construction reflect the efforts made to adhere to those requirements," explained Steven Richard, project manager at Scherrer Construction. "We built cleanrooms with temperature and moisture controls in order to meet the rigorous hygiene standards needed by our clients."
Much of the process equipment was custom-made and tailored to CSL's production needs.