The construction of Amway’s Nutrilite botanical extraction facility in Quincy, Washington is progressing in the bright sunshine of Central Washington. Fisher & Sons is building the greenfield project for the multinational company on property purchased from the Port of Quincy.
When fully operational in early 2014, the 41,595 sf facility will process organic botanicals such as oregano, blueberry and Echinacea for Nutrilite’s multivitamins and fruit and vegetable concentrates. The facility will receive raw product grown on Amway’s Trout Lake Farms and process it into concentrates for vitamin manufacturing operations around the world.
Fisher & Sons, as the design/build contractor, is leading the project, working with Amway and Power Engineers to create the facility and accompanying mechanical systems which will process the raw product into a food-safe dry concentrate.
As with any food processing facility, special attention has been paid to the processing of waste water treatment. Fisher’s team placed monitors on the system which will meter the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD’s) before discharging waste water into the Port of Quincy’s industrial waste stream.
Built of pre-cast concrete panels on a concrete foundation, the building has a bar joist metal deck with a TPO membrane roof. Fisher designed and built the facility, the equipment platforms, and is managing the equipment placement. Power Engineers of Boise ID is in charge of process controls, University Mechanical is installing the mechanical systems and Schmitt Electric is the electrical contractor.