Dutch Gold Honey Warehouse Expansion Groundbreaking
Lancaster, PA – Dutch Gold Honey and Gamber Container are constructing a new 100,000 SF facility to centralize its honey storage and allow additional capacity for Gamber Container. The new facility will break ground by the end of March and will be completed by October of this year. The new storage facility will extend off the western elevation of the existing facility into the open field area adjacent to the existing loading areas.
Benefits of the new facility reach beyond those to Dutch Gold and Gamber Container. As a result of this expansion, the new centralized storage will mean tractor trailers no longer have to move product between the current storage facilities located throughout the county, alleviating tractor trailer traffic on Rohrerstown Road to and from the plant. Additionally, neighboring St. Leo the Great Catholic Church will get a new baseball field.
The new facility will be fully protected by a sprinkler system that will be serviced by a 100,000 gallon on-grade water storage tank. The 75,100 SF honey storage portion of the building will accommodate storage for 440 loads of honey. Each load contains approximately 60 55-gallon barrels of honey, which makes 1,452,000 gallons or 17,424,000 pounds of honey! Dutch Gold Honey packages more than 50 million pounds of honey annually. Its 55 employees think that’s a pretty sweet deal.