Anheuser-Busch’s (A-B) 1.5 million square foot plant in Baldwinsville, NY is one of the company’s most technologically advanced breweries in the United States. Many of A-B’s innovative brands and packages are made at the plant, which operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
A-B has invested more than $1.4 billion in the Baldwinsville brewery since it was acquired in 1980, including $304 million in equipment and production upgrades over the last 10 years. Projects have included brewing operations modernization, efforts to package multiple brands in a single container, upgrades for increased brewing capacity, new packaging lines and an improved wastewater treatment process. A-B added a 24 ounce can line last year. As a result, production increased by 30 percent. This and other projects will help the brewery to continue reducing its environmental impact, while contributing to its many local suppliers and the regional economy at the same time.
“This investment not only expands our production, it enhances the long term position of the Baldwinsville Brewery, our more than 400 employees, and our many local partners and suppliers,” said Nick Mills, the brewery’s general manager.
The total electric savings are 9,278,285 kWh. The plant also benefits from NYSERDA’s Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) Program, which provides performance-based incentives to manufacturers and data centers implementing energy efficiency and process improvements. NYSERDA will offer incentives totaling more than $1.1 million for the project.
The plant’s economic and environmental impact is well-known in New York. Last June, A-B was a presenter at the NYSERDA sponsored “Best Practices for Industry” workshop in Syracuse.
Just as A-B’s ice cold brews put smiles on faces all over the world, its commitment to both economic and environmental responsibility enhances the lives of millions every day.