Niles, Illinois

Imbibe Innovation Center and Pilot Plant

Client / Owner

Imbibe Inc.

Architect / Engineer



Cold Storage + Food Processing


Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Graycor provided construction management services for this 45,000-square-foot pilot plant, more than quadrupling the company’s previous space. The innovation center houses compounding, formulation, analytical and tasting labs, pilot plant, coolers, freezers and storage.

The plant simulates real-world manufacturing conditions, allowing scientists and product development teams to create beverages that are already fully commercialized, since the products are created utilizing the same processing conditions as the world’s most sophisticated filling plants. This integrated lab and production approach accelerates brand owners’ ability to scale up manufacturing while providing full confidence that the finished product will perfectly represent the samples the customer approved.