DeMaria was hired to design and construct a new manufacturing and office facility on a 25-acre location in Adrian, Michigan. The project included 3,500 square feet of office space and 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space. It featured a pre-engineered production building and an indoor heated area for feedstock and the B100 NextDiesel biodiesel fuel.
NextDiesel planned to utilize this state-of-the-art plant to manufacture biodiesel produced from multiple feedstocks. DeMaria built a test lab within the plant that is used to test the feedstocks and the biodiesel produced to ensure quality targets are met. DeMaria designed and built this project with the flexibility to increase production in the future without expanding the facility. Although the facility will produce 20 million gallons of biodiesel per year, it has the capacity to produce up to 40 million gallons annually.
The facility is located in Adrian due to it’s strong agricultural-based community, the easy accessibility by truck or train, and its close proximity to suppliers and distributors in the Midwest. A railroad spur was installed that runs along side of the truck load/unload canopy. The railcars will be utilized for both feedstock and biodiesel.
DeMaria’s Self-Perform Department constructed the concrete foundations.