Wiley Collects Another Award for State-of-the-Art Cold Storage Facility

We were honoured on Saturday to win a High Commendation Award at the national Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Awards in the category of Commercial Construction ($25-60m). This was in recognition of our team’s incredible work delivering a new regional cold store for John Dee’s meat processing facility in Warwick. 

The awards ceremony was held at Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel and attracted some 200 building industry professionals from around the country. Project Manager Jason O’Connell was there to collect the award along with Operations Manager Lauren Elliss and Senior Engineer Tim Fitzpatrick (pictured above from left to right). 

The project included a state-of-the-art Automated Storage and Retrieval System, which allows John Dee to store and access large amounts of products, without submitting their employees to the harsh conditions of a refrigerated warehouse. Naturally, automation also saves the company labour costs, speeds up processes and reduces mistakes in filling orders. The project was designed using ASRS technology from Dematic and delivered to Wiley’s exacting quality standards. 

“It’s an incredible feeling to win such a prestigious award,” Jason explained. “We worked on this for two years so it’s nice to have that work recognised at a national level.” 

Jason also acknowledged the role that the rest of the Wiley team played, whom he said made the whole thing possible. 

“I’ve been lucky to have the support of such a talented and experienced group of people,” he said. 

For more information on the project check out this link.