Mark Anthony Brewing

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This new 1.2 million-square-foot brewery and production facility in Columbia, South Carolina is the largest brewery built in the United States in over 25 years.

Clayco was selected as the design-builder for the 1.2 million-square-foot brewing and packaging facility. The project represents a $400 million investment in Richland County and is expected to create 300 new jobs.

For maximum efficiency, the integrated design-build team consisted of Clayco Design and Engineering for process design and engineering, and procurement services, and the Lamar Johnson Collaborative for turnkey architectural design.

The brewery produces 80 million cases per year to keep up with consumer demand for ready-to-drink beverages. This massive output is facilitated by over 14 miles of process piping, 3 miles of underground plumbing, 17 miles of utilities piping and nearly 100 fermentation, storage and ingredient tanks. The packaging area includes three types of packaging lines for various product mixes and packaging options.

The high-tech finished goods storage area includes the use of an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system to retrieve, place, load, and unload finished product.

Clayco treated us like partners and was beyond capable of meeting our needs and schedule while staying within the project budget. With companies like Clayco, we are confident in the success of all parties and look forward to collaborating on many great projects together in the future. Clayco truly sets the standard for design-build contractors, and leads the way in which integrated design, engineering, and construction must be executed.

John Sacksteder, President, Mark Anthony Brewing

Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Mark Anthony Brewing Inc on the ribbon cutting ceremony of their new state-of-the-art, 1.2-million SF brewery. Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative are proud to have been the design-build team on this project, one of the largest breweries built in the United States in over 25 years.


Mark Anthony Brewing


Columbia, South Carolina


1,200,000 SF


  • Project Value: $400M
  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative