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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Ben Walters, transitions back to Regional Manager
We are excited to share Ben Walters is joins ESI’s Sales Team. Collectively, Ben has worked with ESI for 13 years and is transitioning from the Preconstruction Team. His wealth…
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. …
New Processing Site Ensures Safety to Workers, Jobs to Community
Earlier this year, Meat + Poultry Magazine reported that meat processors and food distributors were investing from under $1 million to almost $400 million into renovating existing operations or building…
Design Improves Supply Chains for Processors & Distributors
The COVID-19 pandemic created bottlenecks and backlogs in protein processing supply chains. As processors look to meet demand in 2021, possibly on the other side of the pandemic, they have…
Ben E. Keith Awaits Its ‘Gateway to the Southeast’
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Ellis joins ESI’s Sales Team from the west coast
(Hartland, Wis. – September 25, 2020)  ESI Group USA, a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm welcomes Maxine Ellis as their west coast Regional Manager. Maxine, is a…
Designing and Building in the Midst of a Pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, food plants must continue working to figure out a way to keep producing safely. COVID-19 poses the biggest threat to workers whose jobs…
Organic meat processor incorporates sanitary design into Wisconsin facility
A Midwest meat processor has outgrown its current meat production plant and is looking to invest $60 million to develop a 150,000 square-foot facility on a 30-acre parcel in Wisconsin,…
Foster joins ESI’s Project Management Team
(Hartland, Wis. – June 30, 2020)  ESI Group USA, a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm brings Anthony Foster, a project manager, with a vast amount of experience…
ESI Constructors ranks 12th Largest Construction Firm
ESI Constructors ranks with 11 other top construction leaders who reported over $150 Million in Revenue to the Milwaukee Business Journal.  ESI is honored to have this success recognized in…

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