JD Sweid Foods of Waterloo is one of the largest poultry and red meat processors in Canada.
In order to house their dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit in an area much easier to access and maintain, Ball was hired to create a 1,200 square-foot plant addition. The DAF unit clarifies wastewater through a process that removes suspended matter such as oil and solids. JD Sweid’s unit had been located inside an old building that was due to be replaced.
This $800,000 bid-spec project was divided into two phases. During phase one, Ball constructed a new roofed structure while the old DAF unit remained operational. Phase two meant tearing down the old building. There was roughly a week between the two construction phases, in which we worked alongside the client to move the DAF into the newly built structure.
Since the plant had to remain open throughout this process, it was a challenge to work around existing equipment that needed to stay operational. To ensure an efficient transition process, Ball kept all of JD Sweid’s staff informed on a daily basis as to what was happening on site.
Working alongside the consultants and the client, Ball was able to adapt and develop solutions to challenges encountered throughout the job, such as design changes.
This specialty project was completed in October, 2017.