EC&M is providing all electrical service for this new 103,000 SF greenfield facility that consists of a 70,000 SF fully automated bakery and a 13,500 SF freezer at 56 foot high, a minus 10 degree Fahrenheit temperature and a fully automated racking system. This facility will house the most automated bun baking and freezing process in the world, producing more buns per hour than any other bakery in existence. The facility also contains administrative offices, employee welfare areas, dry and liquid ingredient rooms and an engine room which will house the state of the art ammonia refrigeration systems. A production facility of this magnitude with the challenges of providing electrical service to a sterile environment, showcased EC&M’s expertise in specialty buildings. Northeast Foods is a national contract baker for the commercial and fast food restaurant industry. This new facility is part of an overall supply chain strategy to better serve McDonald’s restaurants in the region. Northeast Foods is a privately held company that has served McDonald’s since 1965 and is the largest bakery supplier to McDonald’s in the US. The project broke ground the summer of 2010 and will begin baking operations in the spring of 2011.