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Graham finishes new $208.8M infant formula plant in Kingston, Ont. on time, on budget


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December 10, 2019 by On-Site Staff

An overview of the new manufacturing facility in Kingston, Ont. PHOTO: Graham

A new infant formula manufacturing facility in Kingston, Ont. is complete on time and on budget.

Graham Group Ltd. said Dec. 2 it has handed over the $208.8 million plant to Canada Royal Milk, a division of China-based Feihe International, after almost two years of construction.

The new facility covers approximately 300,000 sq. ft. and will produce wet infant formula on two lines — one for cow milk, the other for goat. To support the production lines, the site includes a truck receiving area, packing operations, a warehouse, pre-treatment and dry blending areas, as well as space for utilities and offices. It’s the first wet infant formula plant in Canada.

Located just off Highway 401, northwest of downtown Kingston, the manufacturing facility is expected to create more than 200 full-time jobs.

Among other highlights for the build team was a 4,289 cubic metre concrete pour for the base slab of the warehouse area. The effort took 20 hours, required four boom pump trucks and was the largest continuous concrete pour Graham has ever undertaken.

The Canadian contractor started work on the facility in January 2018. At peak, 285 workers took part in construction.