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Site development and building construction to begin in 2014
(May 29, 2013 – Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing announced today that it has nearly completed deconstruction at the site of its future Asheville facility and will continue site development and building construction later in 2014. The adjusted construction timeline is the result of increased capacity coming online in Fort Collins this year. With 70,000 barrels of capacity recently added, the Fort Collins brewery can produce up to 920,000 barrels, which will take New Belgium through 2015 sales projections.
“We’re in a good situation as far as capacity in Fort Collins right now,” said New Belgium Spokesman, Bryan Simpson. “With deconstruction in Asheville wrapping up, our plan is to operate at maximum efficiency in Fort Collins and bring Asheville online at just the right moment. Along with our construction partners and the City of Asheville, we look forward to using the additional time to balance the many elements of such a dynamic project.”
Current estimates are for about an 8-month adjustment to the construction timeline. Once underway, the construction phase will take place over 22 months as originally projected. The scope and physical attributes of the project remain the same. In the meantime, New Belgium will continue to work with the community to develop bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the area. All recovered materials slated for repurposing have been down-streamed to contractors or put into storage for future use. Once construction is complete, the brewery is expected to create more than 150 jobs in the area.
ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Belgo IPA, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel.
Learn more about New Belgium Brewing and the future Asheville facility at www.newbelgium.com
Duplicated from the New Belgium Brewing website. Please visit their site for the latest news and updated information: http://www.newbelgium.com/community/ashevillebrewery/site-stories.aspx
The construction process is complex and there will be dirt, trucks and noise. We will do our best to anticipate challenges and provide information on this page for the New Belgium site construction process. Thank you, in advance, for your patience.
Working Hours: Normal working hours will be Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Some work on Saturdays will be required and that will also be scheduled 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
SITE UPDATES: May 13-18, 2013
Anticipated Neighborhood Traffic Impact:
- Week of May 13-18: None + No work is scheduled for Saturday, May 18
- Week of May 20-25: None anticipated as of today, will update as needed.
Anticipated Site Work Outlook for May 20-25:
- Continued deconstruction, salvage, demolition and recycling of existing buildings. The work will include mobilization of heavy equipment such as a mobile crane and a jack hammer to remove concrete.
- Off-site transport of salvage materials will require sporadic semi-trucks in the area.
Specific Deconstruction process updates: register for Old World Architectural + Salvage Co. e-newsletter.
City of Asheville Craven Street Improvement Project updates are separate from the site construction and the City will provide their own updates.
With guidance from the Leader’s Roundtable, New Belgium has started their Construction Communications outreach with a goal of keeping the immediate community informed with information that impacts the neighborhood. They provide these updates on their Site Stories blog at www.NewBelgium.com/AshevilleBrewery every other week or more often, as needed.
For the most up-to-date and accurate information about what’s going on on-site, including work schedule, anticipated traffic, and more, check in there. A general information poster is hung around town seasonally for those who are not on the internet.
Asheville Fire Department Investigating Suspicious Blaze
(ASHEVILLE) Fire damaged two separate buildings on New Belgium’s Craven Street construction site in Asheville after a blaze broke out around 11:00 pm on Friday, April 5th. No injuries were reported and Asheville Fire Department had the blaze fully contained by 4:00 am. The Penland Auction House and a hay barn were heavily damaged. Investigators are calling the fire suspicious. New Belgium Asheville General Manager, Jay Richardson, is flying in to meet with community leaders and fire officials.
“The safety of our contractors and of our friends and neighbors in the community is our top priority,” said Richardson. “We will work closely with Asheville Fire Department officials to determine the cause of the blaze. We will put every available resource into securing a safe working environment so that construction will continue on schedule and uninterrupted.”
New Belgium has been paying for increased security by off-duty Asheville Police Department personnel and a private security firm since February, 2013. In light of several recent suspicious fires in the area, New Belgium will pay to increase those existing patrols. Damage to fencing has been repaired and the site is currently locked and considered secure.
The Auction House was set for disassembly this spring. Materials were to be used on-site and repurposed by Old World Architectural Salvage of Asheville.
“The loss of those materials is certainly disheartening,” said Richardson. “This event only focuses our efforts to revitalize this site into a place that will truly make Asheville proud.”
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Buncombe County Crimestoppers:
Lt. Randy Smart
New Belgium will post updates to their website and Facebook pages as there are developments:
New Belgium Brewing announced on March 28th the list of vendors scheduled to supply brewing process and packaging equipment for its Asheville facility slated to come online in 2015. Brewhouse, cold block, filtration and finishing systems will come from GEA Brewing Systems GmbH. All fermentation and storage vessels will come from Ziemann International GmbH. Kuenzel Maschinenbau GmbH will supply the malt storage and handling systems. Albert Handtmann Armaturenfabrik & Co GmbH will supply the process equipment for fermentation and yeast cellars. The bottle line will be supplied by KHS-USA.
“It was a difficult decision with so many qualified suppliers so we went with those who could best fulfill our needs, and we couldn’t be more excited about where we’ve landed,” said New Belgium Technical Director, Jim Spencer. “Every one of these contractors has years of experience designing world-class brewing systems and we are fortunate to be able to tap into their deep reserves of talent and knowledge.”
New Belgium is currently working to rehabilitate the brownfield site where it will locate its second brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina. All projections show the brewery coming online in early 2015.