Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Brewing System Manufacturers and/or Suppliers

Starting a brewery can be a daunting yet thrilling experience.  With new breweries popping up left and right it’s an exciting time to be in the beer making business.  While this trend has been building for several years, if you've got the ambition, now seems to be a great time to bring your own rich tasting brew to the public for sale. But if you’re one of many dreaming about taking that next step from the Home Brew, there’s much to do in the way of planning.

Before you make any beer for sale, you will have to come up with answers to determine financial risk, how to raise the funds, where you will house the new brewery, what equipment to purchase, how you will get your equipment installed, federal and city registration and permits, your sales and marketing plan… and many other important things like… a killer recipe.

As movers and installers of machinery and equipment, here at American Industrial Werks, aside from taste testing, (we’re not much help in the way of that killer recipe) we can help you get the equipment off the trucks and installed.

We've loaded, offloaded, set, leveled, and anchored all kinds of tanks in our time, small 8’ tanks to 40’ silos. There are lots of options to choose from, so if you’re struggling with what brewing tanks to get and where to get them, here are a few suggestions that may get you on your way.

Pacific Brewery System Tech - Diamond Bar, CA

Premier Stainless Systems - Escondido, CA

United Industries Group, Inc. - Lake Forest, CA

Neal H. Knapp, LLC - Cape Coral, FL

Ziemann USA, Inc. - Miami, FL

Allied Beverage Tanks, Inc. - Chicago, IL

G & F Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Oak Lawn, IL

pico-Brewing Systems Inc. - Ypsilanti, MI

DCI, Inc. - St. Cloud, MN

Minnetonka Brewing & Equipment Company - Minnetonka, MN

Custom Metalcraft, Inc. - Springfield, MO

Paul Mueller Company - Springfield, MO

Specialty Products International - Chapel Hill, NC

American Beer Equipment - Lincoln, NE

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. - Mountainside, NJ

Silver State Stainless - Mound House, NV

Micropub Systems, LLC - Rochester, NY

Brew Magic - Toledo, OH

AAA Metal Fabrication - Beaverton, OR

Ager Tank & Equipment - Portland, OR

JVNW, Inc. - Canby, OR

Practical Fusion - Oregon City, OR

Spokane Industries - Spokane Valley, WA

Walker Engineered Products - New Lisbon, WI

W.M. Sprinkman Corporation - Franksville, WI

Quality Tank Solutions - Pewaukee, WI

Planning Your Facility Move

Starting off the New Year, 2013, we've seen quite a few facility moves. Whether that is any indication of a trend for this year is unclear.  Although, at least so far, more companies we've seen, seem to be planning and making strategic decisions to combat the economic climate as opposed to the “all hell’s broke loose” decisions they've been forced to make of the last several years.  Our team gets a lot of satisfaction by being part of our customer’s team.  As there’s much more to a plant relocation than pick up the machines and move, we help our clients plan everything from electrical to process piping to HVAC and concrete foundations.

One small facility move that we performed last week consisted of moving three Mazak CNC milling machines in excesses of 15,000 lbs (handled quite nicely with a Versa-Lift 25/35) and several smaller mills, lathes, grinders and related equipment. Moving the larger machines out of the old facility meant dealing with very tight conditions. With only fractions of an inch on either side of the machines, we carefully moved these out the single overhead door.  The new facility was a dream for unloading the equipment.  This client planned for growth and invested more than a year of time to get the move right.  Not everyone has the luxury of a year to plan. Either way American Industrial Werks is at your service.