Brian Mickatavage, Quandel General Superintendent, left, reviews plans for the Sustainable Resource Facility with Brian Miller, Nicholas Meat Director of Sustainability (right).
LOGANTON, PA – Nicholas Meat LLC has selected Quandel Construction Group, Inc. as its construction management company to oversee the development of what the Loganton-based company called “its industry-leading Sustainable Resource Facility (SRF), an innovative and comprehensive environmental management system.” , which enables the company to reuse water and generate green energy from biogas. “
“We are very excited to have Quandel as a construction management company on this project,” said Brian Miller, Director of Sustainability at Nicholas Meat. “You bring decades of experience in the construction of water and wastewater treatment plants to the project. We believe Quandel is the right company to help us implement this environmentally conscious project that will bring many benefits to the company and the community. Completing the SRF will be the most significant thing we can do to demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable Sugar Valley. “
A press release from Nicholas on Tuesday said the SRF will have award-winning waste-to-energy technology and an advanced water treatment system. Once fully operational, the facility will help reduce truck traffic at Nicholas Meat, minimize odors, generate renewable energy, reduce the company’s carbon footprint, capture greenhouse gases and reuse water.
“With a commitment to making a difference, making a difference and building a better future, this project enables Nicholas Meat to positively benefit the community and its residents through an advanced wastewater treatment plant with waste-to-energy technology that provides a high quality water source influence. ”said Mark Salak, Quandel Project Leader. “We are excited to be working with Nicholas Meat to make this possible for the community and the company.”
Quandel will oversee the entire project, which includes site work, buildings, anaerobic digesters to produce biogas, wastewater treatment plants and ancillary equipment. Quandel is responsible for recruiting and hiring the necessary subcontractors to carry out the work and will supervise these subcontractors full-time on site.
“A project of this size shows the innovative economy in Pennsylvania and the commitment to sustainability in the food processing and construction industries,” continues Salak. “As well as bringing technology to Pennsylvania that will serve as a model for the entire meat processing industry, SRF also shows the role of agriculture in building a strong economy in our state. The construction of the Sustainable Resource Facility is an example of how our food processing can be more sustainable. “
Quandel has been involved in numerous water and wastewater treatment plants and has completed many projects in the public sector. In the private sector, they provided on-site management for the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility for a food processing plant.
Initial contracts totaling US $ 8 million were awarded to Pennsylvania-based companies RC Bowman Inc. for the construction site work and Glenn O. Hawbaker for the retaining walls. Construction site work is currently underway.