In March 2012, Vergo was awarded a Design-Construction tender to build Metro Richelieu Inc.’s new Fruit, Vegetable and Dairy Distribution Centre.
This group is the leader in food in Quebec. The project was carried out on budget. The client’s schedule was on a short 12-month schedule. The project involved 241,000 square feet of refrigerated product storage space and 40,000 square feet of administrative offices. The main challenge of this project was to design the plans, get them approved and obtain the permits required for the design and construction.
The project is part of Metro’s philosophy of sustainable construction (CO2 refrigeration, white roof, LED lighting and environmental protection). This building also respects the objectives of the city of Laval in relation to the site plan and the environment.
Customer: Metro Richelieu Inc.
Contact: 1600 Mount Masson – Laval (QC) H7E 4P2
Contract type: Design Construction
Value: $31 million
Years of achievement: 2012 – 2013
Industrial buildings are very varied because of the unique processes they house. It is therefore essential to understand them. Vergo has a successful track record in this sector, particularly for its ability to integrate the latest automation technologies.
Whether it’s a warehouse, a factory, a food assembly line, a mill or any other industrial facility, Vergo builds buildings that work.
In the agri-food sector, Vergo mainly designs power plants that are fully compliant with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. This system, recognized around the world, is interested in the 3 classes of dangers for food hygiene, which are biological, chemical and physical dangers.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented the Food Safety Improvement Program (APAS). As a result, the majority of power plants designed by Vergo comply with pasA and HACCP processes. As a result, Quebec agri-food companies can export their products globally.
For more than 25 years, Vergo has applied robust construction expertise to each project. Our team has a passion for quality and a commitment to satisfying customers across Canada.