Gatorade Bottling & Distribution
Wytheville, Virginia, USA
When Gatorade needed to quickly increase their bottling and distribution capacity, they called on Haskell to help guide the mammoth effort. After a multi-site search for a new Gatorade manufacturing facility, Haskell was awarded the next-generation bottling facility to be located in Wytheville, Virginia. At completion, it would be the world’s largest LEED® 2.1 Gold food and beverage facility.
The new bottling and distribution facility included 24,000 square feet of offices, 250,000 square feet of process and packaging space and a 656,000-square-foot warehouse. Also included in the slab-on-grade project was an on-site rail shed, guardhouse and wastewater treatment plant.
The project overcame substantial challenges including poor soil conditions, adverse winter conditions, changing business requirements, process and packing requirements, and many others, which were all resolved quickly and professionally. The breakthrough project earned accolades including the ABC Award of Merit, a Tilt-Up Concrete Association Achievement Award and LEED Gold Certification.
First and foremost, this project exemplified end-to-end customer service. We have set a new benchmark for speed, cost, quality and customer service that will be hard to beat.Arnie Wodke Director Hot Fill Supply Chain, Gatorade, Division of PepsiCo Chicago