Nicholas Meat Quarterly: Roadwork Part of SRF Construction, Tanks Materializing

May 17, 2023

The latest edition of the Nicholas Meat Quarterly is now available online.

Traffic has been reduced to one lane as part of a utility tunnel installation under PA Rt. 880, east of Loganton between the Nicholas Meat plant and the Sustainable Resource Facility (SRF). While the plant and SRF are close to one another, the highway does separate the two facilities. In March, traffic was reduced to one lane and a traffic light was installed to assist with traffic flow.

“We sincerely thank the community for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience as we complete this milestone of our environmentally beneficial Sustainable Resource Facility,” said Brian Miller, Nicholas Meat Director of Sustainability. “We know this lane closure is inconvenient and appreciate the community adapting to this temporary situation. We expect this work to continue through early August and encourage motorists to plan accordingly.”

The tunnel is being built as part of the SRF construction and will house a piping system to transport wastewater from the meat processing plant to the SRF for treatment. Pipes will then transport treated water and biogas from the SRF to the plant for use in plant operations once the SRF is operational.

Passersby will also note the transformation taking place at the SRF site, with multiple tanks being built. Once all phases of the project are complete, the site will be home to 17 process and water reclamation tanks. The tanks are installed in sections—bolted, caulked and sealed together—from the ground up.

Other news you’ll find inside the Nicholas Meat Quarterly includes:

  • Thanks for Asking: Facts about the PA beef and dairy industry
  • New barn focuses on animal husbandry, sustainability
  • Meat our People: Ana Peña
  • Recipe: Cheesehead Sliders

Check out all the news in the Nicholas Meat Quarterly Spring Edition.