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New Belgium Brewing Early July Site Updates

JULY 8, 2014 SITE UPDATE – CRAVEN STREET
Posted on the New Belgium Brewing website Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

We have a shift in the pile driving schedule from our Early July Update. Thank you for bearing with us during this construction process, which is, at times unpredictable, with timelines and processes shifting day by day and sometimes even hour by hour.  We’re doing our best to keep you posted. Update below.

Good news –Pile driving will stop temporarily. We anticipate this temporary stop happening by the end of the week of July 7, earlier than our original estimated stop date of mid to end of July.

Bad news – While we wish it were complete, pile driving is not yet finished.  We anticipate we will drive about 40 additional piers starting in late summer or early fall. We will keep you posted as to when it will restart and do our best to approximate the duration at that time. Our best estimate, at this time, is that it will take a total of about three additional weeks once the pile driving resumes (making up the remaining weeks we will not be driving during the rest of July).

Questions or Comments? Maybe we’ll see you at the RAD Farmers Market at All Souls Pizza on Wednesday, July 9? Or maybe the West Asheville Tailgate Market on Tuesday, July 22?  We’d like to meet you, please come by or, if you can’t make it and want to get in touch, give us a call 828-333-6900.

 

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EARLY JULY 2014 SITE UPDATE: BREWERY AND LIQUID CENTER

Posted Friday, June 27, 2014 on the New Belgium Brewing website.
Visit http://www.newbelgium.com/community/ashevillebrewery.aspx for more info on the Asheville location of New Belgium Brewing

Thank you for your patience as we continue with pile driving on site to stabilize the foundation for our brewery and Liquid Center on Craven Street in West Asheville. We are moving as efficiently as possible to complete the process.  The construction process is, at times, unpredictable, altering timelines and processes day by day and sometimes even hour by hour. If you have questions or want to talk in person, please get in touch by phone or email..

HAPPENING NOW

Deep Foundation Piles for the Liquid Center (South end of the site) - Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

  • This process has begun and ideally it will last for a 2-weeks, with completion by mid-July.  We’re finding we need deeper piles than we anticipated on the LC site (the South end of the site), and this process may take longer than expected. While we aim to be done by mid-July, we may need through the end of July.

Concrete foundation work Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (trucks along Riverside and Craven)

  • Foundation work has begun and runs through the first of next year.  You will see increased trucks along Riverside Dr. and Craven St., and you may see some on Haywood Rd.  You will see material deliveries on site and trucks hauling dirt.
  • We were able to use more dirt from the site than we expected, so we’ll be hauling less dirt to the site, meaning fewer trucks.

COMPLETED

  • Soil Stabilization + Improvement and Floodplain Mitigation
  • Aggregate Piers
  • Flood Plain Mitigation
  • Routing Fill Dirt on Riverside Drive

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Craven Street (City project) – anticipated start by end of July/August
  • Setting Steel and Building Malt Silos—Fall
  • Precast Walls will begin to go up this Fall and continue through 2015

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us.  We’d be happy to talk with you.  Email us at  AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voice mail at 888-598-9552 or locally 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs here.

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

WORKING HOURS 

  • Weather conditions and unforeseen site surprises will impact work efficiency.
  • The standard work week is five days.  While our target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion).  Work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekday, as per City Noise Ordinance, and we extend it from 7 AM to 8 AM on Saturdays.
  • We will not be working on the Brewery site on Craven Street from July 4-6, 2014.
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NBB MAY 2014 SITE UPDATE: MONTHLY OVERVIEW

MAY 2014:  Preparing site for building construction

Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

The focus remains on preparing the site for building construction, and the end of this phase is in sight!  Although the early-spring wet weather caused schedule delays, we’ve been able to use more dirt from the “upper” half of the site (i.e. between Haywood Road and Penland Creek) than was expected.  This has decreased the need for off-site soil and delayed its delivery until now.

Soil Import – To continue to raise the site out of the flood plain, the importing of soil is scheduled to begin this week with a 2-week duration (weather dependent, of course).  The truck traffic will be heavy, with almost all trucks using Riverside Drive to get to and from the site.

Looking Ahead

  • Deep Foundation Piles – anticipated start on May 19th with a 5-week duration.  This work will be loud.
  • Site Grading – will continue into late June.
  • Building Foundations – will begin in early June.
  • Craven Street (City project)– anticipated start in mid-June.

WORKING HOURS

  • The standard work week is five days.  While the target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion).
  • Work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekdays and 8 AM on the weekend.

SITE SAFETY

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voicemail at 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs at http://www.newbelgium.com/community/ashevillebreweryfaq.aspx.

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New Belgium Brewing to Break Ground on East Coast Facility May 1 in Asheville, NC

$175 million investment, 133,000 SF, 400+ construction jobs, 140 permanent jobs, 1 great city

Ft. Collins, Colo., April 17, 2014 - Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, New Belgium will brew 500,000 barrels annually and support upwards of 140 jobs. The groundbreaking includes a private ceremony on May 1 and a public celebration on May 2.

“Over the last two years, we’ve really enjoyed getting to know this community and we have developed strong partnerships with businesses, non-profits, government agencies and neighbors,” said New Belgium CEO and co-founder, Kim Jordan. “We’re investing in greenways and all these amazing programs that our partners have established. We’re grateful to be part of this city and for our partnerships, and are incredibly excited to get this off the ground.”

New Belgium’s brewery and Liquid Center (tasting room) location, an 18-acre site along the French Broad River in West Asheville, was designated as a brownfield site, having a history of uses that necessitated site clean-up prior to building. New Belgium worked with North Carolina’s brownfield program to invest in and remediate the site and improve the area.

“While brownfield remediation isn’t exactly sexy work, it was important to our employee owners to improve a site from an environmental perspective,” said Jay Richardson, New Belgium’s General Manager in Asheville. “We’re rounding the corner and it’s exciting to see the site taking shape. Starting in May, we’ll see buildings going up and things will really be transformed.”

The site has a rich history in the neighborhood with many different uses in the past, including an auto salvage shop and stockyard, a location for circus performances and even auctions. The buildings on the site provided New Belgium with materials to reuse in Asheville’s brewery and Liquid Center. Those materials include: steel trusses, pine and oak beams, barn doors, metal roofing and siding, and oak flooring.

“Rather than send thousands of pounds of materials to the landfill, we worked with a great local partner salvaging wood, sheet metal and other materials to repurpose for future use,” said Richardson. “We plan to reuse about 65-85% of those elements in the new buildings and plan to find a way to make the salvaged items we don’t use available to the community.”

New Belgium became 100% employee owned in January 2013 in anticipation of bringing on new employees in Asheville. With a 93% employee retention rate, new employees at the Asheville brewery, Liquid Center and distribution center can expect to make between $27,500 and $60,000 plus benefits.

In February 2014, New Belgium announced that it secured an industrial location in Buncombe County in Enka/Candler, NC, to build its East Coast Distribution Center. The 100,000 SF Distribution Center will be built concurrently with the brewery and liquid center, and will be ready for occupancy by fall 2015. The distribution center will have room for a future 40,000 SF expansion. When complete, beer packaged in Asheville will leave the Distribution Center for distribution in the eastern U.S..

Be part of the Celebration:

New Belgium Groundbreaking Celebration – Friday, May 2, 2014
with David Earl and the Plowshares
Location: The Grey Eagle in Asheville’s River Arts District
185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
http://thegreyeagle.com/
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Event: 8:00 p.m. All Ages

Tickets are free and are only available in person at the Grey Eagle or Harvest Records in West Asheville. Limit: 4 per person. Venue capacity: 550

For more information on New Belgium Brewing, please visit www.newbelgium.com.

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NBB April 2014 Site Updates

APRIL 2014: Ground Improvement & Site Grading
Anticipated Community impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

Here’s what will be going on for the next few weeks at our Asheville brewery site:

Ground Improvement - Work on our aggregate pier ground improvements will wrap up in the next several days.  We anticipate working this weekend (April 5th/6th) to finish this work and move out equipment ahead of off-site import of soil.

Site Grading – on site grading will continue into early May.  Our “screening” piles of rock and concrete rubble along Craven Street will be crushed and reused on site as well.

Soil Import – Assuming weather cooperates next week (Mon, Apr 7th), we will begin importing soil to elevate the building pad above the floodplain as part of our site grading activities.  Most of the trucks will be coming to and leaving the site via the Craven/Riverside route going toward US 19/23 north.  This period of work will be intense as we will be working roughly dawn until dusk on weekdays with some Saturday work likely.  We anticipate this work to wrap up by mid-May.

Looking Ahead – we will hold our building groundbreaking celebration on May 2nd with building foundation work to start immediately afterward!  Exciting times

SITE SAFETY - Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voicemail at 888-598-9552.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs here.

Notes

  • Weather conditions will impact work efficiency.
  • The majority of work will be done Monday through Friday during hours approved by City noise ordinances.

Saturday work days will be leveraged to address schedule delays and/or accommodate subcontractor availability.  In these instances, we will make every effort to begin construction no earlier than 8 a.m.

Due to weather and scheduling, there may be the need to work an occasional Sunday. We will do everything possible to avoid this scenario and we will observe the same limited hours as a Saturday operations should this occur. We appreciate your patience during this busy time of construction!

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