Cherry Valley, Illinois
Ghirardelli / Lindt Chocolate
This design-build project with Prologis delivered a 708,000-square-foot temperature controlled production and storage facility for Ghirardelli and Lindt chocolate.
The building’s structure utilized a wood/steel hybrid roof structure with cast on site insulated tilt up panels, using the Thermomass system. The building included strict temperature and humidity requirements throughout the space, with the flexibility to operate at multiple set points. The HVAC system included a central plant with air cooled chillers and cooling tower, with air distribution provided via air rotation units located throughout the space. Electric systems included sustainable LED lighting, as well as building and process electric fed from a 7000A service. Clayco also provided air, electric, and HVAC infrastructure for the production space and equipment within the building.