ESI Group Makes Eliminating Waste a Top Priority

These days, nearly all food and beverage processors strive to become more sustainable and energy efficient. Features such as LED lighting, variable frequency drives and high-efficiency refrigeration systems rank as top requests for many food processing plants and distribution centers. …
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Recruiting Employees for a Design-Build Industry

Recruiting, hiring and retaining employees in this day and age can be quite cumbersome. It used to be that when people needed a job, they looked in the newspaper and mailed out paper resumes. Today’s job search world however is …
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Designing a Facility is a Process. Here’s Why.

When it comes to designing and building a cold food processing plant or distribution center, there’s more to it than ample parking and an attractive lobby. From the loading dock positions to the LED lighting, every facet of that building …
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The Benefits of Building with IMPs

Find out how insulated metal panels provide a number of advantages When it comes to building a food processing or distribution facility, there are many factors to keep in mind—is it sustainable, efficient and clean? Does it meet government regulations? …
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Retaining Experienced Staff Delivers Quality Projects

ESI Group USA, Hartland, Wis., has maintained an experienced staff of over 50 professionals who have worked to complete nearly 300 projects over the last 25 years. That’s why ESI strives to retain each and every employee. However, because of …
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How Retrofits Keep Energy Costs Down

With summer coming, it’s important to keep energy costs down. That’s why installing building retrofits are key to achieving energy savings. Building retrofits are a whole building analysis and construction process that is said to achieve larger energy cost savings …
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A Quarter Century of Design-Build Services

Since its inception 25 years ago, ESI Group USA has maintained an experienced staff of over 50 professionals who helped complete nearly 300 projects for food industry leaders like Cargill, Kerry Ingredients, Land O’Frost, McKee Foods, Nestlé USA, Performance Food …
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How to Renovate a Dry Warehouse for Cold Food

The search for land and buildings in the Greater Boston area began in 2011. US Foods wanted a more modern and efficient food distribution center to better serve its 3,000 New England-area chefs and restaurants. “There were few buildings that …
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ESI Builds Plasma Logistics Center

ESI Group recently completed the construction of Grifols North Plasma Logistics Center in Clayton, North Carolina. The Plasma in this facility is a key component for the manufacturing of the  Grifols’ products used to treat rare, chronic diseases such as …
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How to Rebuild when Mother Nature Strikes

On April 28, 2014, an EF-3 tornado struck the US Foods’ distribution center in Pearl, Miss. The tornado, which spanned 400 yards and traveled with winds of 155 miles per hour, produced serious damage to the warehouse’s walls, roof and …
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ESI Installs Ammonia Systems in Greenfield Projects

ESI’s state-of-the-art design-build services allow today’s cold food processors and distributors to install ammonia refrigeration systems regardless if the project calls for new or renovated construction. The “standard rule” is that any refrigerated area of 40,000 square feet and larger …
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How to Build an Ammonia Room

When it comes to building an ammonia room, for many cold food processors and distributors, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why design-build firms such as ESI Group USA, Hartland, Wis., work with industrial refrigeration contractors to ensure that today’s …
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How Rail Docks Add Value to Your Building

When it comes to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, how the product moves and along what mode is essential in determining if your company’s current process is effective and cost efficient. Ask yourself, is your current supply …
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There’s No “I” in Team

You hear it all the time in sports, business meetings and group discussions, and now it’s being voiced on the warehouse floor—“there’s no ‘I’ in team.” Fortunately for global food distributor Martin Brower, this same mantra also applies when expanding …
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