Did Someone Say Beer?

Since 1983, Sierra Nevada Brewing has been making Chico, California, proud by producing some of the first and finest craft beers in the United States. They are widely recognized in the craft brewing industry as groundbreakers in their business, growing from a small two-person operation to the third largest privately-owned brewery in the country.

The same determined, innovative spirit that’s driven Sierra Nevada Brewing has driven Metal Works for decades. So when they needed a company to help them expand their Chico campus, Metal Works was a natural fit. We’re proud to be local, and the best at what we do.

This was our second project with Sierra Nevada—we had previously built the trusses for the North Carolina facilities—and now this latest brewery expansion helps the company keep up with the demand for its products and continue to grow as an industry leader.

For this Sierra Nevada project, we fabricated 200 ft roof trusses and built columns to support their new, 80,000-square-foot warehouse. Metal Works sourced, fabricated, and assembled more than 270 tons of steel for this project—about 1 ½ times the weight of a Boeing 747 airplane! The project started in 2022, finished on time, and opened in the summer of 2023.

At Metal Works, we have experience working on diverse projects on both a statewide and national scale.  We particularly enjoyed this project because it gave us an opportunity to partner with a local company like Sierra Nevada, right here in our home community.

If you’re in the area, stop by and check out our handiwork (and maybe enjoy a cool beverage) at Sierra Nevada’s brewery, located at 1075 East 20th Street in Chico.

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