Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA, a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry, was awarded a Gold in the General Construction – Industrial (Over $3 Million) category from ABC’s Project of Distinction Program.

The 25th annual program selects 32 projects deserving of either a gold or silver award.  Projects must meet predefined standards in terms of Safety, Scope, Project Value, References, and ABC member project involvement to be considered a qualified entry.  If project scores do not meet the standards for either silver or gold then a winner is not selected for that category.

This new state-of-the-art 118,000 square foot, technologically advanced Commissary Fresh Kitchen facility is the largest of its kind in the Midwest.  Employees at this new location will process, cook, and package fresh produce, value-added fruits and vegetables and protein-based prepared foods by early January 2017.

President Brad Barke of ESI states, “We were pleased to partner with Caito Foods to expand their presence in serving some of the fastest-growing categories in the grocery industry.  Together this project team’s expertise and commitment were the key contributors in making this a successful project.”  “We are proud to have this accomplishment recognized and hope for continued success in the future.”

To learn more about ESI and the Caito Foods project, please visit ESIGroupUSA.

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