Norton, MA – Polar Design Build, of Braintree, has completed the installation of a 6,000sf internal building cooler for Horizon Beverage in Norton. Horizon Beverage is a full-line liquor distributor, and the new cooler will support its expansion into the craft beer sector.
Polar Design carried out construction within the Horizon Beverage warehouse where the firm built a temperature-controlled room. It was erected with insulated metal panels that allows space for a 20-ft. internal clearing height. The refrigeration for the cooler is supplied from two Bohn condensers that are located on the roof, and six air defrost evaporator coils inside the 6,000sf area. The temperature within the cooler will remain at a consistent 34° to 38° Fahrenheit.
The internal cooler is equipped with two high-speed roll-up doors and two egress man doors for through traffic. Polar Design installed LED lights along the length of the ceiling inside the cooler as well as dry pendent sprinkler heads for fire protection. In addition, there is a two-foot kicker wall positioned at the bottom exterior of the room for forklift protection. The cooler is designed to store and maintain craft beer product in bulk as it awaits distribution.