Butter Buds Inc., a Racine, Wisconsin based manufacturer of concentrated flavor technology, selected Katt Construction as the General Contractor for its new wastewater management system project. The company develops and markets innovative, all-natural concentrated dairy flavors and specialty flavor ingredients. Their goal was to create and install a wastewater system in compliance with city, state and federal requirements.

Katt worked directly with Butter Buds, Inc. Butter Buds selected an engineer to design their wastewater treatment system. They specified the equipment and decided where the waste was going to be stored. The company’s production takes place in their main building, which is where the waste product is generated. However, the waste is stored in a separate, adjacent building.

A private drive separates the two buildings so the new system transports the wastewater underneath the drive. Katt oversaw the boring of three separate lines under the road as well as 5 lines that went into the second building into their tanks. All the work was performed in conjunction with the city plumbing inspection department.

As General Contractor, Katt’s Project Manager managed the job. Contractors that worked along with Katt included the client’s equipment supplier (providing the pre-treatment equipment), the underground boring company, the plumber and the electrician. Katt also worked with Digger’s Hotline and Private Lines to identify potential underground utility infrastructure (electrical, phone, sewer, sanitary, etc) for the boring company.

Once the system was tested and was up and running, Katt poured the floor. Our next step was the build out of the adjacent building. Katt provided the following:

  • Built a 60′ x 25′ x 6″ demising wall (dry wall on either side of the wall to separate tenant space).
  • Installed a 4′ x 8′ hole for a fresh air louver as well as a 10 x 10′ overhead door.
  • Create a 40′ L-shaped curb to form a containment area (end of January).

The project was completed on budget and on time, enabling Butter Buds, Inc. to meet its deadline.