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  • To meet rapid growth in the hummus and chilled dips sector, Sabra enlisted Dennis Group to provide full design-build services for the world’s largest hummus facility.

Project Highlights

     Named “Food Plant of the Year” by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine

  • The initial facility was 120,000 SF which included a 40,000 SF finished goods distribution center – a 100,000 SF expansion was added later in less than 14 months from concept to commissioning.
  • Dennis Group took a highly manual operation in Sabra’s former location in Astoria, New York and transformed it into a fully-automated operation giving Sabra a more than 200 percent capacity increase.
  • A custom integrated CIP system ensures the product is never exposed to the manufacturing environment and that the finished product is not handled until it has been hermetically sealed.
  • The project attained LEED Gold and LEED Silver Certifications for energy savings, environmental impact and sustainability.
    • A massive water collection system allows for the reuse of 500,000 gallons of rain and process water each year
    • Low VOC levels were specified for all paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives, and carpet systems
    • Composite wood products are free of urea-formaldehyde
    • Outdoor air ventilation far surpassed the recommended guidelines of ASHRAE


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