Pineland Farms - New Gloucester, ME

Pineland Farms built a new state-of-the-art cheese process plant that included an industrial refrigeration system and expert cold storage insulation design.

Pineland Farms wanted to build a new state-of-the-art cheese process plant in New Gloucester, ME to serve their network of dairy farms across New England. The plant required a design-build team capable of handling significant cold storage construction and dairy processing challenges. 

Food Tech was selected for the project because of their experience in the dairy industry as well their expertise in refrigeration engineering. The facility’s cold storage insulation design includes a pre-engineered steel frame with cooler and production boxes built inside, as well as a highly efficient industrial refrigeration system. Throughout the project, Food Tech focused on providing cost-effective solutions while still meeting the most rigorous United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards. 

Additionally, Food Tech’s unique architectural design for the plant was inspired by the traditional New England barns scattered across Pineland Farm’s campus. 

The completed 20,000-square-foot dairy process plant features the following: 

  • Turn-key, design-build services
  • Refrigeration engineering and cold storage insulation design 
  • USDA, HACCP, SQF, and FSMA-compliant design engineering
  • Pre-engineered steel frame and industrial refrigeration system
  • Raw milk receiving silos and process engineering for cheese production 

Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre working farm, business campus, and recreational venue that also produces locally-sourced meat and dairy products which contain no antibiotics or artificial hormones. As a part of the non-profit Windham Foundation, Pineland Farms is committed to enhancing the social, economic, and cultural vitality of Vermont’s rural communities.