Brewing up Success

Since opening their doors to the public in 2004, Short’s Brewing Company has experienced a steady increase in popularity. With this rapid growth comes a higher demand for their signature craft brews. Not only was it time to expand their production brewery, but several additional equipment upgrades were needed as well.

The Challenge

In order to keep them bottling towards success, Short’s Brewing Company needed a partner that also shared in their vision. Windemuller proved to be the perfect partner in success.

The Solution

Windemuller was tasked with providing the electrical work for a state-of-the-art bottle filler/packaging line, new chiller, and wastewater pre-treatment system.

In order to meet the electrical demands needed for the equipment upgrades, Windemuller designed and installed a new 1200 amp 480 volt distribution panel. Feeders were then installed to provide power for the state-of-the-art bottle filler/packaging line that Windemuller also helped assemble. The new bottle filling line fills 150 bottles/minute and will automate the majority of the packaging process.

The new chiller that Windemuller did the electrical wiring for replaced the smaller chiller Short’s
currently had. Do to the increase in production it was no longer efficient to keep up with demand.

As production volumes increase, Short’s wanted to avoid overloading the municipal wastewater facility. In order to accomplish this, a 150,000 gallon aerobic wastewater pre-treatment system was installed and has the capability to treat 1,350 lbs of Biochemical Oxygen Demand per day. Windemuller supplied and installed new motor control centers (MCC) with motor starters and variable frequency drives (VFD). Conduit was also run for power and control wiring and building lighting.

Short’s Brewing Company has experienced great success in production volumes and anticipate even more rapid growth in coming years. The upgrades made to the brewery allows Short’s to enhance the quality of the product they distribute and fosters growth in years to come. Windemuller is proud of the partnership we have developed with Short’s Brewing Company and look forward to watching the success of the brewery continue.

We were extremely happy with the efficiency, skill, and expertise of the Windemuller crew. Every deadline was met either right on time or early. Their large, skilled crew was perfect for getting the job done. Without this many quality guys we wouldn’t have been able to meet our tight deadlines and still maintain a high level of safety and craftsmanship. Windemuller nailed it by installing the new electrical service over a period of 2 days, while managing utility companies.

Tyler Glaze, Quality Manager
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