This great post from Melissa Mosher originated on the Briess blog right over here.
One way Briess is focusing on customers in 2020 is by consolidating the shipping out of its new distribution center in Manitowoc, Wis. Barley and other grains are malted and packaged at the Manitowoc facility, just a few miles east of the new distribution center. This new warehouse is conveniently located right off Interstate 43, for safe and efficient transportation to your dock.
This warehouse helps to decrease Briess’ environmental footprint in a few ways. It has eco-friendly, energy-efficient LED lighting with sensors rather than switches. In addition, emissions will be decreased due to greater transportation efficiency. Briess began bringing in truckloads of bagged malt to this new distribution center on Nov. 28, 2019. As of the end of December, it was filled and fully operational.
The 112,500-sq-ft facility is now Briess’ primary distribution for its non-bulk brew customers. It has two daily shifts, employing 12 to 15 people. Shipping methods include truckload, container, less than truckload (LTL) and parcel quantities.
In addition to the warehouse, there’s a good deal more going on in Manitowoc at the company’s lakeside malt plant. In 2019, Briess added a new roaster, bins and a packaging line. Check out the video below to view the last bin being lifted in and the malt being gently transferred from the new roaster to the packaging line.
Finally, allow me to introduce you to a few of the wonderful people creating your specialty beer ingredients and taking exceptional care of them along the way.
With more than 15 years of marketing experience at places such as Kohler Co., HSA Bank and a nonprofit artists’ community, Melissa Mosher is the marketing communications specialist at Briess. As an avid craft brew fan, she drinks in the opportunity to manage the blog and social media while creating communications to help customer friends find their optimal solution and brew their next tasty ale.