Primus Builders Wins 2020 CEBA Built by the Best Award

The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), announced Primus Builders as the recipient of the 2020 CEBA Built by the Best Award for their project with Americold Logistics in Savannah, Georgia.

When the Port of Savannah expanded its space, Americold zeroed in on the opportunity to maximize the benefits of this region. Americold Logistics chose Primus Builders to construct this new poultry import/export facility near the Port of Savannah, according to a statement. At 51-feet, the 312,000-square-foot building is designed to offer maximum flexibility in its cold storage options, which include a -20° QFR quickfreeze system that freezes product faster and more efficiently. The finished project also includes a two story office, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) inspection lab that allows inspectors to test the product for spoilage, employee welfare areas, a Quell fire protection system to ensure maximum coverage for the building height, ALTA Expert refrigeration units and automated conveyors, wrapping and labeling stations. As well as integrated an automated component that improves quality, safety, energy savings and building efficiency. In addition, this facility achieved LEED Silver Certification, making it Americold’s first LEED certified facility in the world.

“Primus is honored to be recognized by the industry and receive the CEBA Built by the Best Award,” Michael Cole, project manager, Primus Builders said. “So proud of the Primus team, our partner – Americold Logistics – and all the CEBA suppliers who worked in partnership to design and construct this innovative facility.”

The 2020 CEBA Built by the Best Award finalists included Fisher Construction Group for Lineage Logistics in Oakland, CA and A M King for Southern Foods in Greensboro, North Carolina. The CEBA Built by the Best Award was launched in 2016 and acknowledges project teams moving the industry forward in the design and construction of temperature-controlled facilities.

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