Location: Salem, Oregon
SQ FT: 7,350
Project Type: Industrial
Strengthening its commitment to product innovation and market leadership, Diamond Foods, Inc. has officially opened the doors to its new 7,000+ square foot innovation center in Salem, Oregon. Adjacent to the Kettle Brand® potato chip facility, the innovation center will drive new product offerings for Diamond’s entire family of brands, including Kettle Brand®, Pop Secret®, Emerald® Nuts and century-old Diamond of California®. The new center features an R&D kitchen and lab that allows for production of product samples and simulates preparation processes, as well as a concept room designed for ideation and customer meetings and a sensory evaluation center for real-time product testing with consumers. The project consists of a two story wood framed structure attached to the existing factory.
The building has a TPO roof and thermally engineered wood siding. The building consists of a research kitchen and storage, conception room, staging room and administration on lower level and five closed offices and an open office floor plan on the upper floor. The kitchen, conception room and office space have exposed wood finished structure and wood decked ceilings. The admin room’s ceiling is suspended wood panel. Per Value engineering all light fixtures are LED and are controlled by a lighting control panel to ensure lighting only
to enhance natural lighting.
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