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Corto Olive Co., Lodi, Calif.

Photo: Roland Construction/Viewpoint Aerial Photography

Corto Olive’s processing plant was expanded with 4,950-square-foot warehouse and tank storage addition. The addition is 55 feet wide by 90 feet long with a 45-foot, 8-inch eave height. It houses 15, 30,000-gallon stainless steel tanks.

One construction challenge was managing the size of the tanks and timing of their installation. Some purlins and roof panels were strategically left off to allow fully assembled tanks to be set in place with cranes.

Varco Pruden Buildings supplied its metal building system for the project. The structure consists of clear-span rigid frames.

Roland Construction Inc. installed 5,000 square feet of All Weather Insulated Panels Inc.’s 4-inch-thick insulated metal panels (IMPs) on the roof. Roland Construction utilized multiple suction lifting devices to install the insulated panels. The IMPs on the roof provide an insulating capacity of R-34.

For the walls, Roland Construction installed 11,000 square feet of All Weather Insulated Panels’ 3-inch-thick IMPs in Patina Green. Patina Green matches the existing mill building. The IMPs on the walls provide an insulating capacity of R-25.

Roland Construction applied a two-coat, multicolor, quartz crystal epoxy coating to the concrete floor, tank pedestals and curbs.

Corto Olive’s tank storage addition increased the company’s production from 600,000 gallons to more than 1 million gallons. It was completed in October 2015. The original mill process building and small tank building were built in September 2006. An 8,000-square-foot warehouse and tank storage addition was constructed in 2011.