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DME & NSI Stronger Together
DME & NSI Stronger Together
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September 28, 2016

Complementary businesses DME Brewing Solutions and Newlands Systems unite to deliver world class craft brewing equipment solutions

CHARLOTTETOWN – DME Brewing Solutions President/CEO, Peter Toombs and Newlands Systems President, Brad McQuhae are delighted to announce the union of two long-standing Craft Beer Equipment Manufacturers; DME Brewing Solutions (DME) and Newlands Systems (NSI). The strategic partnership between these two complementary businesses will allow both entities to fortify their position as global leaders in the craft brewing equipment manufacturing industry.  

“This amalgamation is a defining step in history for DME and NSI. Both companies have been manufacturing world class microbrewing equipment solutions for over 25 years and are highly respected within the craft beer industry. We now have the opportunity to expand upon what both companies have built and become even stronger in the future,” said Toombs.

This momentous collaboration will allow DME and NSI to strengthen their existing comprehensive solutions to customers worldwide. The unification will also capitalize on economies of scale in areas such as purchasing, technical services and administration.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have been presented with the opportunity to unite with our respected counterparts; DME Brewing Solutions,” said McQuhae. “We look forward to a bright future together.”

Effective immediately, Peter Toombs will assume the role of CEO and Brad McQuhae will be named Senior Vice President of Innovation for the combined organization. Operations will continue at the respective facilities in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Abbotsford, British Columbia. Additionally, plans are underway for a new state of the art 50,000 FTmanufacturing facility in South Carolina, U.S. The combined entity will employ approximately 330 highly skilled personnel.

 

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For more information:

Heather MacAulay
Director of Marketing and Communications
Diversified Metal Engineering (DME)
macaulayh@dme.ca
902-940-1916

(L-R) Brad McQuhae, Peter Toombs
(L-R) Brad McQuhae, Peter Toombs
Cowbell Brewing's Blyth, Ontario location (rendering)

Cowbell Brewing Co. is Building North America’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery

BLYTH, August 15, 2016 — Cowbell Brewing Co. recently broke ground on a landmark destination brewery, restaurant, and event venue in Blyth, ON. The brewery will be the first carbon neutral operation of its kind in North America.
Cowbell Brewing Co. will offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions including all energy consumed in the brewing and facility operations. This benchmark goal will be achieved through a three-step approach as established by lead architect, Jason Morgan of Allan Avis Architects, Goderich, ON.

Morgan states, “The first step in minimizing the environmental impact of the main brewery and restaurant building is reducing energy consumption using smart building enclosure systems, equipment, lighting, dramatically reducing water consumption in the brewing process, and providing systems that are derived from the building’s conceptual inspiration.” He says the facility is inspired by “grand old barn” designs taken from its rural surroundings in the heart of Huron County. The lofty interior spaces use rooftop cupolas, equipped with remote control windows, as an effective, traditional means of ventilation. Additionally, the building’s orientation on the property is designed to effectively reduce the energy required for heating and cooling.

Cowbell Brewing Co. has chosen its state-of-the-art brewing equipment and design from Newlands Systems Inc. (NSI) of Abbotsford, BC. “The entire system is designed with a comprehensive approach to energy conservation and avoidance,” says Christian Riemerschmid von der Heide, NSI COO.

Some of the features include:

  • Electrical components equipped with variable frequency drives to reduce unnecessary electrical draw.
  • Internal rotating jets that reduce water consumption as they clean.
  • A low-energy brew kettle boiling design that reduces primary energy by 50%, evaporation water by up to 80%, and allows remaining vapour to be condensed and used to generate hot water.

Cowbell Brewing Co.’s targeted water-to-beer consumption ratio is 4:1 – much lower than the relative industry standard of 10:1. The brewery will be a closed-loop facility with an onsite deep well supplying 100% of the brewing water. This design also features the company’s own effluent management system, meaning there will be no impact on municipal sanitary services infrastructure.

These building design and water saving strategies, along with many others, will significantly reduce the environmental footprint of the brewery operation.
The second step is Cowbell Brewing Co.’s carbon sequestration program. This is achieved on-site through an intensive, 29-acre reforestation project. The project, a 2010 joint venture with the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, planted approximately 12,000 native tree species to return the land back to forest, complete with trails and meadows for year-round use.

The third step, in conjunction with Allan Avis Architects and Golder Associates, London, ON, a global leader specializing in sustainable development, will complete the detailed analysis necessary to validate, certify and achieve carbon neutral accreditation – Cowbell will proudly have the distinction of being North America’s first carbon neutral brewery. This will be a transparent and ongoing initiative at Cowbell Brewing Co.

About Cowbell Brewing Co.

Cowbell Brewing Co. is a new entrant into the craft beer market but has very different plans than the usual start-up. Cowbell is owned by the Sparling family who has entrepreneurial roots in Blyth, ON, going back three generations. They are embarking on an ambitious project designed to have positive local community and regional tourism benefits. They have recently broken ground on 59-acres of land on the outskirts of the village. A state-of-the art brewery, restaurant, and event venue is set to open in spring/summer 2017. Cowbell Brewing Co. recently launched their first beer, Absent
Landlord, and due to stronger than forecasted demand, is staging broad distribution across Ontario. Cowbell’s second beer, Doc Perdue’s Bobcat, as well as the Renegade Series, will launch this fall.

For more information on the company, please visit: http://cowbellbrewing.com/

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Cowbell Brewing's Blyth, Ontario location (rendering)
Cowbell Brewing's Blyth, Ontario location (rendering)
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Newlands is opening in the US!

We’re getting close to being production ready in Loris, South Carolina. Our new facility is being outfitted with fabrication equipment and prepared for launch. The building is done and the cranes are in, and this summer we’ll be opening the doors to new capacity.

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Working with the team at Horry County, it’s been a pleasure establishing ourselves in South Carolina. With a footprint in South Eastern United States to compliment our existing operations in Western Canada, we will be even better equipped to serve customers across the continent and provide Newlands service and support even more quickly and effectively.

The 50,000 sq.ft facility will create 65 jobs in the county and represents an investment of $3.1 million.

Loris is located just north of Myrtle Beach near the border with North Carolina. The facility is located in the Loris Commerce Park.