General Mills – Yoplait
Food Processing Electrical Solutions
For over 10 years, Feyen Zylstra has partnered with General Mill’s Yoplait facility, providing electrical solutions for their most complex projects.
Production Facility Expansion
In order to expand Yoplait’s existing production facility, our team provided a complete electrical renovation. Our work included replacing several primary switches in the existing plant, adding a new transformer, and installing new conduit and cabling throughout. Extensive preplanning before the project began was essential in completing all of the work within the allotted time, even restoring all power to the plant ahead of schedule.
Backup Generator Support
To support the facility’s network systems in the case of a power outage, our team installed a 45Kva UPS and multiple panels to run off of their existing generator. The UPS provides instantaneous backup power to their systems in the case of a power failure and works hand-in-hand with a backup generator to bridge the power gap while the generator ramps up to full capacity. In General Mill’s case, the UPS and generator will power the facility’s data racks, security system, card access system, IDFs, and fire alarm system as well as all of their mission critical PLCs.
When Yoplait wanted to expand their warehouse, they needed to move their existing switchyard to accommodate the space. Our team installed a new switchyard within a concrete-incased duct bank and installed new medium voltage feeders to connect to the rooftop switchyard. In order to maintain operations, our team switched distribution for the entire plant to two 1-meg generators. After the new switchyard was operational, we switched the facility power back from the generator to the switchyard. Both planned downtime outages lasted less than 15 minutes each, resulting in minimal interruption to production.
Reed City, MI
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