The second phase of a four-year project is coming to a close at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Babcock Hall.
The renovation expanded Babcock Hall’s existing footprint while dairy production continued.
The scope of work included the modernization of the dairy plant, a new ice cream maker, more freezer space and an improved raw milk receiving bay. New piping, pumps and valves will move the milk and dairy products through the plant more efficiently.
Built in the 1950s, this is the first facelift Babcock Hall Dairy Plant has received.
C.D. Smith Construction was the general contractor for the construction project, including renovations and upgrades to the adjacent Center of Dairy Research [CDR].
Best known for its milk, cheese and famous Babcock ice cream, the beloved Babcock Dairy Store has remained open throughout construction.
"Food processing construction projects are unique, and C.D. Smith is known for their experience in dairy construction. Their veteran project managers and crew are mindful of specific food processing, packaging and distribution processes. They worked closely with the dairy experts onsite to listen, collaborate and exceed expectations in the building process."
- Casey Whyte, Plant Manager, UW-Madison Babcock Hall
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UW-Madison dairy production stopped in 2019 - now it's back and bigger | The Cap Times, April 12, 2023
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