Located rurally in the Great Smoky Mountains approximately 40 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee, is Bush Brothers & Company’s (Bush’s Best Baked Beans) new $55 million Process Water Reclamation Facility. Led by a design-build joint venture of Brown and Caldwell and Haskell, the new 2.1 MGD facility treats production (food/canning) process water to a high effluent quality for reuse purposes. Design-build delivery was chosen to leverage collaborative problem solving with operator input, achieve the lowest practical cost, take advantage of implementation flexibility inherent in the delivery model, and to reasonably balance delivery accountability between the owner and design-builder. More than 150 project team members and subcontractors have recorded over 300,000 man-hours on this project without a lost time injury.
“Our warmest congratulations go to Bush Brothers & Company for recognition and celebration of their visionary leadership and innovation,” said Brown and Caldwell Senior Vice President Steve Gates. “We are very honored to have been trusted with the opportunity to contribute to the success of this project and are so grateful for the collaboration, dedication, and professionalism of the project teams we were privileged to join.”