Food Processing Facility
Designing Tomorrow’s Facility Today
A new report1 highlights that food processors are not just responsible for processing food. Today’s facility owners are now tasked with following stricter food safety requirements, employee welfare, and environmental…
Refrigerated Dock
Design-Build Your Facility for Improved Climate Control
Learn ways food facilities can improve the control of their thermal envelope when considering a facility renovation, expansion, or greenfield.
Sysco-Sygma Beefs Up Its Cold Storage
Sygma, a Sysco company, partners with ESI Group to design and build out a tenant space to include convertible cooler spaces for future needs.
Plant Renovation
To move beyond capacity shortcomings, a renovation of your facility might be in order. ESI chimes in on ways to get around challenges.
4 Ways A Design-Build Firm Can Manage Your Project Costs
Four ways a design-build firm can manage project costs. Read more on locking in pricing, preordering materials, and negotiating contracts.
Value Engineering Curbs Costs
Exploring alternate designs and materials is a savvy way to curb project costs. Invest in scheduling tools to optimize construction.
Recognized for construction excellence in 2022
ESI Group is being recognized for excellence in construction by ABC Wisconsin for the design and construction of a Greenfield Food Distribution Facility in Alabama.
Overcoming the Cold Storage Deficit
Cold storage construction is projected to reach $19.6 billion in value by 2027, an increase of 13.8 percent per year, yet capacity is only projected to grow by 1 percent through 2023.
Responding to the Need for Cold Storage
Whether leasing, renovating, or building a new site, food suppliers and distributors are responding to the increased need for cold storage.
Granular Level Planning Identifies Construction Bottlenecks
ESI Group is using the Takt planning solution on a 250,000 sq. ft. design/build greenfield project for a Midwest beef packer. Takt creates what-if scenarios and maps them in a…
Industrial Freeway Aerial
The New Way to Look at Construction: Continuous Flow
Many industry insiders will quietly tell you that the U.S. lags behind European countries on construction innovation and quality. They point to poor procurement, siloed and sub-optimized collaboration, and disjointed…
Automation, Space is driving Vertical Cold Storage
Going Vertical? Land is becoming more expensive and to relocate a production facility to another location is not very feasible, so it makes sense to go vertical. Get more insight…
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3 Ways to Manage D/B Projects Amid Shortages
Manage Projects with Rising costs. Transportation backlogs. Labor shortages. Time delays. Supply chain troubles. All of which are plaguing the design/build industry, and ultimately trickle down to food facility owners…
ESI Navigates Rising Costs for PFG Expansion
Performance Food Group (PFG) selected ESI to design and construct a 152,623-foot expansion to its Reinhart facility in Mount Pleasant, PA. This includes freezer space, cooler space, refrigerated dock, dry…
Key Design Features at Reinharts’ New DC
ESI designed and built the newly acquired Reinhart Facility owned now by Performance Food Group (PFG). This project video includes key facility design details incorporated specifically to address and achieve…
Speculative Cold Storage is Hot
Growing demand for refrigerated cold storage space, along with increasing investor interest and better understanding of how to build these facilities, is spurring speculative cold storage development. Today, retrofitting traditional…
Converting Dry Storage to a Cold DC
Grocery supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers of Troutdale, OR, tasked ESI Group USA with converting an existing 75,908 sq. ft. of speculative dry storage into a refrigerated distribution center, with a…
ESI Steps to Silver Safety Award
ESI Group USA has achieved Silver in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety…
Robin Wolff, a woman on the move
We are excited to share the promotion of Robin Wolff, to Director of Engineering for ESI Group USA. Robin has been in electrical design for 25 years serving ESI in the…
Trends in Loading Dock Safety
There’s always room for caution around a food facilities loading dock.  Read this articles to get up to speed on the things to watch for and the popular products available…
Design-Build Solutions for the Food Industry
(Hartland, Wis. – April 13, 2021)  ESI Group USA celebrates three decades providing design-build solutions to the food industry.  Are you looking for a different project experience?  ESI’s sole focus…
Automation Systems Promote Safety And Improved Performance
Food processing plants, warehouses, and distribution cen­ters see the value in robotics and automation and are ex­pected to invest $14.3 billion by 2025 in automation and tech­nology. Driving this spend…
Coca Cola Is Expanding Production: The Only Place To Go Is Up
Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., the parent company of Great Lakes Coca Cola, is expanding production and needs additional finished product storage at its existing distribution center in Alsip, Illinois. The only…
Site work in progress at Sacramento Jobsite
David Weingart, ESI’s onsite Construction Manager, leads a team of specialty contractors as site work in Sacramento begins for a 300,000+ square foot Greenfield Food Distribution Facility for US Foods. …

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