Glen Copack has undergone an enormous transformation since work began on the facility December 5, 2018.
Most recently, the exhaust hood for the new kettle was installed. The hood is over 14 feet in length and will be large enough to handle two kettles. One kettle will be in use initially.
The kettle itself will have a 100-gallon capacity. That’s nearly double the size of the current kettle.
The Newest Kitchen
The new wet kitchen provides an improved space for production of low-acid and acidified foods.
The “old” wet kitchen will now be used as a training area for current and future copack employees. As a result, our 60-gallon kettle will continue to be utilized for training and testing new products.
Further construction remains for the “new” wet kitchen. The new kettle will arrive and be installed this summer. Other work will be finished in the meantime.
Dry Fill Kitchen in Full Swing
Meanwhile, our new dry fill kitchen has been fully operational for several months. Multiple products have come out of the new dry manufacturing space. Additionally, good use has been made of ingredient and packaging storage areas in the 5,000 square foot building.
Flexibility is key. The setup of the facility changes to fit our daily production schedule. Whatever is going on takes center stage.
Multiple kitchens means multiple productions can be happening at the same time. Plus, non-food work can be occurring in the other area of the facility.
“You see what they’re trying to do and the vision of connecting the dots, and kudos to Jeannette and her team and the board here for being proactive and to take the economic interests of the community, tie it with the mission of The Arc and put together a win win relationship.”
-United States Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23)
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