Indianapolis, IN

Quaker Oats | Gatorade


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Quaker Oats | Gatorade

Services Provided

  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Process Controls
New production equipment for Gatorade's EDGE bottle line at their Indianapolis facility

Value Delivered

Quaker developed a new process to fill their EDGE bottles. This new bottle also utilized a new “mouth twist” cap, specifically designed for the EDGE bottle. With this new technology, Quaker was very determined to get the project done quickly. The project went from concept (Greenfield—literally bean field) to producing Gatorade out the door in less than 12 months. Project speed was of utmost importance, so Shambaugh  “turbo-tracked” this project.

Client Objectives

The client wanted to build a new 225,000-square-foot production area at the Indianapolis facility to house four high-speed Gatorade lines capable of filling various sized bottles.

Scope of Services

Shambaugh was hired to perform the mechanical, electrical, process and fire protection on the new Indianapolis Quaker Oats Gatorade Facility. Scope details include:

  • Two 800 hp Cleaver Brooks boilers
  • Three 250 hp oil-less Atlas Copco air compressors with dryers and receivers with over 1000'of 4" piping
  • Over 15,000 lf of 4", 6", 8", and 10" schedule 80 CPVC servicing over 500 floor and hub drains
  • Two 55 ton Trane units for front office HVAC
  • Three 3000 amp and one 2500 amp electrical services
  • Over 600 1,000 amp high-bay electrical fixtures
  • Four stainless steel Marley cooling towers with over 1000' of 8" and 10" distribution piping
  • All mechanical, controls, electrical and fire protection performed for the Class 10,000 Clean Room for product filling
  • One 1200 gpm Osmonics Reverse Osmosis system complete with two activated carbon filters, two 30,000 gallon stainless steel storage tanks, three dual media filters, and over 1000' of 6", 8" and 10" stainless steel tubing
  • Central chemical, line lubrication and soap storage room with capability of storage and distribution from ten storage tanks with over 2000’ of 1” stainless tubing
  • Four 30,000 gallon stainless steel fructose and sucrose storage silos with over 100 APV 3" automated sanitary divert valves, two micro motion meters for quantity unloading and 500' of 3" and 4" stainless tubing
  • Dedicated 10" underground fire loop around facility more than 5,000'
  • ESFR Fire Protection System for over 1-million-square-feet of coverage