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In the 1990s, Leaf had become one of the world’s top ten confectionery companies; it was especially strong in non-chocolate products such as pastilles and chewing gum, and of course – The Heath Engish Toffee Bar.  By 1993, Leaf was the fourth largest candy producer in North America.

The Korte Company completed the 250,000 SF addition using a conventional steel frame with an insulated precast exterior wall.  The building was designed with extensive electrical and mechanical installation including 30 roof-mounted HVAC units to allow zoned conditioning throughout the plant.

The project included construction of a microbiology laboratory, which allowed microbiological tests to be completed before releasing the product from the warehouse, a significant advantage allowing Leaf to respond more quickly to customer orders.

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Project Details
Markets
  • Distribution & Processing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Renovations & Additions
Clients
  • Leaf Inc.
Architects
  • CM Consultants
Services
  • General Contracting
Size
  • 280,000 square feet
Location
  • Robinson, IL
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"I'D RATHER DRIVE NAILS THAN EAT." -RALPH KORTE