Badger State Fruit Processing Plant, Pittsville, Wis., recently
added a new 186,000-square-foot cold-storage facility to house 200
million pounds of cranberries from its 1,100 acres. The
cold-storage facility was designed to withstand many years of
operation while achieving demanding temperature-control
About half the roof system was constructed to meet freezer
conditions, and the other half was constructed for cooler
conditions. Nick Michels and Sons Inc., Nekoosa, Wis., laid ACH
Foam Technologies' Foam-Control® Plus+® 400 insulation on
the freezer area and Foam-Control Plus+ 200 on the cooler area.
Versico Roofing Systems' VersiGard® 45-mil-thick EPDM membrane
then was adhered and covered with stone ballast.
Badger State Fruit Processing Plant's annual harvest of 200
million pounds of cranberries represents about 45 percent of
Wisconsin's cranberry crop. Wisconsin is the world's largest
producer of cranberries, representing 52 percent of the world's
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