Algoma Orchards Phase 1

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Algoma Orchards Phase 1

Project Details

In 2008 an apple processing facility was built to allow for sorting, packing, and juice bottling, a total building footprint of 89,000 square feet.

Algoma Orchards required a construction solution that eliminated bulky interior columns, saved on heating/cooling expenses and was extremely durable to resist agricultural demands of the 24/7 facility.

Tilt-up construction through Tilt Wall Ontario was chosen for its ability to quickly erect load-bearing panels (reducing bulky interior columns) and insulate exterior panels to ensure better airflow and reduce operating costs. Exterior tilt-up panels were finished with paint and cultured stone for a comforting exterior to welcome customers to buy directly from their facility. The much-larger space also allowed Algoma Orchards to increase its storage capacity to 1,000,000 bushels of apples, from more than 1,600 acres of orchards!

2010 Ontario Concrete Awards


Location & Year

Bowmanville, Ontario



General Contractor

Johnson Building Construction Inc.


Phase 1 Barry-Bryan Associates

Structural Engineer

Phase 1 Barry-Bryan Associates


Algoma Orchards LTD.


Total # of Panels


Weight of Heaviest Panel

56,700 lbs

Height of Tallest Panel


Size of Largest Panel

682 sq ft

Project Finish


Non-Insulated Panels

38,600 sq ft

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