Outcast Foods is a unique plant-based technology company that takes rejected produce from grocers, farmers, food producers and manufacturers and upcycles these fruits and vegetables into nutritional supplements and powders for wholesale, retail and consumer use. Outcast also makes ingredients for products within the cosmetic, agriculture and pet food sectors.
The Dartmouth-based company was founded in 2017 by Dr. Darren Burke and former NHL player, TJ Galiard. Earlier this year, Outcast received a $10 million investment, half of which came from Calgary’s District Ventures Capital, the fund led by Arlene Dickinson of CBC’s Dragon’s Den and the other half from the Business Development Bank of Canada’s venture arm, BDC Capital.
A portion of these investment funds were used to extend Outcast’s manufacturing capabilities into Ontario.
Working in conjunction with Mallot Creek Group architects, Ball converted a large warehouse located at 1150 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Ontario, into a new food-grade building that meets the classification of a Medium Hazard Industrial Occupancy (F2). Dedicated entirely to upcycling various waste stream food, the new plant is a first-of-its-kind facility. As part of meeting Outcast’s requirements, Ball oversaw the installation of three large dehydrators capable of holding 190 baking tray racks of fruits and vegetables.
This 5,000-square-foot construction management project has been carried out within an extremely tight deadline while adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols.
We are on schedule for completion in late October. Outcast Foods is very pleased with the results.