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Next phase begins on global manufacturer’s retrofit project in Goose Creek

Jason Thomas //February 13, 2023//

Next phase begins on global manufacturer’s retrofit project in Goose Creek

Jason Thomas //February 13, 2023//

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A Charletson-based commercial design-build firm is moving forward with the next phase of a Goose Creek project.

Berenyi is retrofitting Symrise’s facility and building a cleanroom environment that accommodates the global manufacturer’s first fully automated filling station in North America, a Berenyi news release stated. Construction started last fall after Berenyi completed the design phase of its multi-year contract awarded in 2020 by Symrise, a global food additives and fragrance company with facilities in the Lowcountry.

“Food safety is paramount in all we do, and we know that it takes state-of-the art facilities, designed for optimal safety and cleanliness to meet our high standards,” said Chacy Richey, senior director Supply Chain AM/CI, North America, said in the release. “We turned to Berenyi, a long-time Symrise partner, to take this project from concept to completion because their team mirrors our same standards of excellence.”

This new completely automated filling line will package more than 14 different products in a sterile, cleanroom environment to ensure the absolute best quality products reach Symrise customers and consumers, the release stated. The fully automated food-grade filling station will be capable of filling 55gal drum, pails and IBC containers, and it will also palletize, label, and strap the finished packaged units once filling is complete.

The filling station will have three total product lines: two for 55 gal drums and IBC containers and one for 25kg pails, the release stated. Once complete, the system will be capable of packaging 40 drums per hour, and up to 240 pails per hour.

Construction is scheduled to be completed and the facility fully operational by September 2023.

“It is incredibly rewarding to be working on a project that ensures only quality products leave the Port of Charleston for destinations across the globe,” said Jordan Behringer, Berenyi’s managing partner and the lead on the Symrise Cleanroom project, said in the release. “Our team is honored to be leading this project, and we value the relationship we’ve built with Symrise over the years.”

Berenyi serves as the project’s lead architect, structural engineer and construction manager, the release stated. Additional project partners include Bushy Park,, Live Oak Consultants, which performed the MEP engineering, and UltraPure Technologies, based in Suwanee, Ga., which designed the clean room environment that will house the filling equipment.

A full-service partner, the Berenyi team includes veteran architects, engineers, and project managers as it takes client projects from concept to completion.