Whites Concrete at work on massive pet food factory

Grant Prior 6 years ago Whites Concrete

Whites Concrete has installed more than 1,900 individually-detailed precast panels to one of the world’s largest pet food factories.

GA Pet Food Partners in Lancashire is currently undergoing a 10-year, £34m expansion programme.

It will see production increase from 140,000 tonnes of pet food per week to 250,000 tonnes.

So far seen Whites Concrete has supplied almost 4500 sq. m of its Baywall product alone.

This prestressed concrete retaining wall system, which can be constructed to span vertically or horizontally, is set to provide a dense, impermeable and durable finish for new state-of-the-art GA buildings for ingredients and pre-extrusion.

In order to meet very specific needs, concrete panels have required numerous cut-outs for services such as pipe entry and notches for duct intrusions and doors.

Due for completion in early 2019, the upgraded GA Pet Food Partners’ facility has also required Whites Concrete’s pre-castGroundwall panels for concrete tanks.

These large L-shaped retaining walls can withstand higher loads from factors such as heavy plant and large vehicles.

Steve McLaughlin, Construction Manager at GA Pet Food Partners, said: “The pre-cast panels from Whites Concrete have saved huge amounts of time on our building programme.

“With such specific requirements for each panel on such a big scale, we’ve had to work very closely together to find the best, most cost-effective solutions to what continues to be a major logistical challenge.

“From day one, Whites Concrete have worked with meticulous attention to detail so that the panels are always of top quality and ready to fit in with our schedule.

“They have gone out of their way to provide us with the detail we required for such a huge number of individual panels – and continue to play a very important part in the development of this major facility”.

The next phase awaiting White’s Concrete’s panels is GA’s new recycling building, that as part of its sustainable plan, will recover the vast amount of paper and cardboard on site.


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