Commonwealth Dairy - New Yogurt Facility


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Commonwealth Dairy

Services Provided

  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Process Design
  • Refrigeration
Exterior view of the Commonwealth Dairy Facility

Value Delivered

Shambaugh's turnkey Design-Build team performed both engineering and construction for the entire building. This included performing work in the refrigeration process, process controls, fire protection, electrical, and utilities all on a fast-track Design-Build basis.

Prefabricated modular construction in Shambaugh’s fabrication facility was a key in reducing cost and accelerating schedule to get the plant up and running in approximately 10 months.

Client Objectives

The client needed a new 38,000-square-foot production facility.


  • Separate raw and pasteurized CIP systems with water recovery
  • State-of-the-art process controls with fault tolerant redundant PLC and server; six HMI’s for process, CIP, and energy management
  • High temperature, high efficiency hot water boilers
  • 22° Chilled Water System
  • Two 150 ton Fluid Coolers/Towers
  • pH pre-treatment of process waste
  • New 4000 amp electrical service and energy efficient lighting and control fixtures
  • All utilities, process, and building designed for efficient future expansion

Client Background

This yogurt facility is the first yogurt production plant in the U.S. for one of Germany’s leading producers, Ehrmann AG.