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Warehouse Conversion to Flexible Pilot Plant

Converted warehouse space to Innovation Pilot Plant for mixing intermediate and finished beverages for recipe development, testing, and production of a variety of finished beverages and intermediate ingredients.


Notable project features include:

  • Heated and cooled mixing vessels designed for flammable and   non-flammable liquid ingredients
  • Dry ingredient handling and dissolution systems
  • High-shear mixing equipment for difficult to dissolve ingredients
  • Pasteurizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Carbonator
  • Container rinsing
  • Filling equipment
  • Labeler
  • Container conveyors
  • Tunnel pasteurizer and coolers
  • CIP systems
  • Proprietary specialty equipment



  • Scope definition and establishment of all project requirements
  • Development of a project quality manual to document quality requirements
  • Weekly team meetings with all stakeholders
  • Stage gate design reviews
  • Drawing reviews
  • Vendor management and coordination
  • Develop FAT and SAT protocols and manage those among the vendors
  • Developed startup and commissioning procedures
  • Managed startup
  • Validated the processes and equipment
  • Training and operational assistance
  • Provided turnover documentation and as-built drawings

InLine Engineers is a Gray company.

InLine provides engineering, process improvement, and planning services for Food & Beverage leaders. In 2018, InLine joined the Gray family to complement its Food & Beverage offering. As a Gray company, we help customers transform their operations to maximize their ROI.