In 2008 and 2015, 2021 this apple processing facility expanded by more than 130,000 square feet to allow for additional sorting, packing and juice bottling capacity for the ‘growing’ company.
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 & YearBowmanville, Ontario
General ContractorJohnson Building Construction Inc.
ArchitectPhase 1 Barry-Bryan Associates, Phase 3 Walterfedy
Structural EngineerPhase 1 Barry-Bryan Associates, Phase 3 Walterfedy
Development/OwnerAlgoma Orchards LTD.
Total # of Panels172
Weight of Heaviest Panel56,700 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel32'-6"
Size of Largest Panel682 sq ft
Non-Insulated Panels59,870 sq ft
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About Tilt Wall
Tilt Wall is a subcontractor committed to bringing a superior building product to the Ontario construction industry since 2001. With its tilt-up construction and design experience it is able to assist their clients design buildings with lasting beauty and value. It takes pride in building lasting relationships, and impacting the lives of those around them in positive ways.