Anheuser-Busch Aluminum Bottle Line Expansion
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Haskell completed 2016’s largest North American capital expenditure project for Anheuser-Busch — a feat that required adherence to a strict schedule and continuous operations. To meet unrelenting demand for the brand’s 16-oz aluminum bottles, the brewer needed to add a 140,000 square foot process area without interrupting current facility production, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Haskell, which served as design-build contractor and construction manager for the program, self-performed two critical, time saving aspects of the project: concrete and steel fabrication. Construction management included the integration, installation and commission of the complex 1,800 bottle-per-minute manufacturing line. As part of the project, the facility also increased warehouse storage by 30,000 square feet and the office by 5,000 square feet.
With the new production line up and running, the brewer approximately doubled North American aluminum bottle production capacity. Haskell’s integrated team helped the Jacksonville facility grow production to 1.5 million aluminum bottles per day — production capacity that will support the brand as it strives to meet demand for two of the brand’s most popular beverages: Budweiser and Bud Light.