Friday, January 21st, 2011
By 4:00 a .m. on Monday, they had arrived. And by 5:00 p.m. Monday, they were installed! Pics from the hoisting/rigging/booming below. Quite the sight to see those giant ‘tanks’ lifted into place by two cranes. Great job to the team – not an easy task!
P.S. To see the beer convoy story from start to finish, be sure to watch ‘the Big Move’ on Discovery Daily Planet Monday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Backing them in…
Here it comes
Attaching the crane
Two cranes needed to move them in
4 down, 2 to go!
And….all six are in!! Wahoo! Time for a beer
Monday, January 17th, 2011
Landing on home turf – Beer Convoy/fermentors arrive at Molson Coors brewery on January 17th, 2011, 4:00 a.m.
It’s an epic day at the Molson Coors Toronto brewery. This morning at 4:00 a.m., we watched as our six new beer fermentors, “tanks” rolled down Carlingview Drive and made their way towards the Molson Coors Toronto Brewery. It’s been an exciting journey, and we’re even more excited to get them up and running to brew more beer! 8.4 million bottles to be exact… (that’s how many bottles of beer can fit in the 6 tanks).
There really were hundreds of people involved in making this convoy a success. Traveling from the Hamilton Port to 33 Carlingview Drive in Toronto, it took:
- 35+ police officers (from all 5 municipalities…thank you!)
- 20 Utility Vehicles… (Thank you Rogers, Cogeco, Hamilton Hydro, Milton Hydro, Burlington Hydro, Halton Hydro, Toronto Hydro, Mississauga Hydro, Brampton Hydro, York Hydro)
- We traveled 108 km
- 40+ vehicle convoy
- Passed through 250 stop lights
- Lifted, raised or took down 1,614 service wires
Thank you to team Challenger (Motor Freight specialists) and Mammoet (Heavy lifting and transport specialist) -amazing job by all. And how fitting to end the journey on the coldest day of the year!?
Also thank you to everyone who followed along with the convoy (literally and digitally) – your support, patience and interest was truly appreciated! If you took photos/video when we were passing through your area, we would love to see them! Please share links in the comment section.
Installation of the fermentors at the brewery begins later today…keep an eye on the blog for photos and video of the process!
More on the story – Toronto Star