DFA - Condensing Facility


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Dairy Farmers of America

Services Provided

  • Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Process Design
Close up view of the four-bay tanker receiving area installed at the DFA plant

Value Delivered

At its completion this new membrane-based milk condensing facility will have the capability to consume up to a raw milk equivalent of 3 millions pounds a day.

Client Objectives

With the objective to build a new plant to meet current demands, Dairy Farmers of America chose Shambaugh to be their single-source partner for their new 43,900-square-foot dairy and waste water treatment plants constructed on a 48.5 acre site located in the Village of Cass City, Michigan.

Scope of Services

The new plant consisted of a four-bay tanker receiving area/processing area, lab and trucker areas, process area, sanitation and utility corridors, silo alcoves, chemical and CIP, mechanical and maintenance and employee welfare areas.

Shambaugh was responsible for the on-site construction management, architectural, civil, structural, process, MEP and automation disciplines.

Highlights include:

  • Stainless steel structure supports all production equipment
  • Chemical wash down
  • Subfloor construction allows for drainage of all wash-down.
  • Utilities in walkable ceiling.
  • Designed with planned expansion opportunities
  • Water, fire protection, storm, gas, electricity were all connected to the municipality
  • Designed and constructed wastewater treatment facility and assisted DFA in obtaining an NPDES wastewater discharge permit
  • Built to USDA standards and approved by the USDA.