This new 1.2 million-square-foot brewery and production facility coming to Columbia, South Carolina will be one of the largest breweries built in the United States in over 25 years.
Clayco was selected as the design-builder for the 1.2 million-square-foot brewing and packaging facility. The project represents a $400 million investment in Richland County and is expected to create 300 new jobs.
For maximum efficiency, the integrated design-build team consists of Clayco and our subsidiary Lamar Johnson Collaborative, for turnkey design, engineering, and procurement services. The brewery is expected to produce 80 million cases per year to keep up with consumer demand for ready-to-drink beverages. This massive output is facilitated by over 14 miles of process piping, 3 miles of underground plumbing, 17 miles of utilities piping and nearly 100 fermentation, storage and ingredient tanks. The packaging area includes three types of packaging lines for various product mixes and packaging options.
The high-tech finished goods storage area includes the use of an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system to retrieve, place, load, and unload finished product.