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McCormick & Co. Tech Center and Flavor Division

Hunt Valley, MD
Contract: $7 Million

This four-story structure totaling over 93,000 square feet was added to meet the growing needs of McCormick & Company’s Flavor Division in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The project was constructed on an existing surface parking lot adjacent to McCormick’s Corporate R&D Laboratories. The lower two floors provide parking while the upper levels contain kitchen facilities used to prepare and test various flavor extracts. The new facility was designed to accommodate raw material storage, material handling, laboratory testing, research and development and general office support. Supported on caissons founded on bedrock, the building consists of four levels of structural steel framing metal decking and concrete topping. Long lead items included mechanical equipment, elevators, and laboratory casework.

Construction access was extremely limited. Riparius Construction was able to meet the extremely aggressive schedule while managing the construction activities on a site with virtually no staging area, as well as maintaining a continuous traffic flow and parking during the construction period.