G&D Chillers, known for producing glycol chillers used in commercial brewing and other manufacturing industries for more than 30 years, is expanding its manufacturing and research and development (R&D) facilities. This extra 80,000 sq ft of space in Junction City, Ore., will be a big help in serving the craft beverage space faster, allowing them to run three different production lines.
“We spent the past 11 months designing a new layout in our new headquarters to maximize our efficiency and expand our team,” said John McCoy, general manager at G&D Chillers. “We’re also really excited about our larger inventory space, which will reduce lead times, plus state-of-the-art R&D facility to keep our chillers at the forefront of technology innovation.”
G&D has been growing for the past 30 years since its founder Dan Smith created the company’s first glycol chiller for a local winery. The G&D team has since expanded into other industries such as manufacturing, dairy, food processing and cannabis. With this new expansion, the company will be able to stock a larger inventory of parts for quick replacements and will help bridge supply chain issues and minimize lead times.
Customers can now order more without worrying about supply chain issues and continue to expect the industry-leading customer service and innovation G&D Chillers is known for.
The new facility also means a more robust team and dedicated tech support available 24/7 – even on holidays and weekends. With a total of 75 employees, G&D prides itself on building products with non-proprietary parts and expert craftsmanship. Every chiller comes with free piping design and consultation, providing customers with the highest quality products and services.
“With larger parts inventory, we can bridge supply chain issues and minimize lead times. Our commitment to quality and customer service has always been our top priority, and this expansion only reinforces that commitment,” stated Justin Thomas, president and owner of G&D Chillers.
G&D serves brands such as Ninkasi, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Sara Lee, Angry Orchard, Stumptown Coffee, Jim Beam, Samuel Adams, Boeing, Diageo and Brew Dr. Kombucha. Its former headquarters were in Eugene, Ore.