Hood, Inc. selected CMC Design-Build to design, engineer and build a new 23,000 SF cooler and
palletizing area expansion at their Vernon, NY cultured dairy facility. The new cooler replaced
an existing, smaller cooler. CMC developed a detailed phasing plan to allow Hood to continue
uninterrupted operations while the addition was constructed.
A portion of the new cooler and the new palletizing area were constructed around the existing cooler
and put into operation in Phase I. In Phase II, the existing cooler was demolished and remainder
of the new cooler was built and connected back to the production facility. The project included
an expansion of the ammonia refrigeration plant. Refrigeration for the new cooler is delivered via
individual penthouse units providing high CFM.