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 looking to build or expand facilities. “Product availability, lead times …
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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 warehouse, a truck maintenance facility, and related site improvements. The …
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ESI’s Field Team continues to grow

ESI welcomes Field Construction Manager, Mario Cancio to the team! Mario has been performing supervision of building demolition and earthwork grading in preparation for a greenfield meat harvesting and processing facility. Welcome, Mario!
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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 the owners pain points and goals.  This new 246,000 square …
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Speculative Cold Storage

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 warehouses may be an advantageous way to capitalize on the …
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Refrigeration Skid Package

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 refrigerated dock, both of which needed to operate at 35℉. …
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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 of knowledge in business development and estimation of food facility …
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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 performance. STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on …
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The ESI Difference

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 has been and will continue to be designing and constructing …
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Multishuttle AS/RS

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 is the need to address a shrinking labor force, accommodate …
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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.  Baker-Williams is surveying the site for utilities and building foundations.  …
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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 the Largest Milwaukee-Area Construction Firms List.  Thank you to our …
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Project Planning for the Uncontrollable

Project Planning for the Uncontrollable The promise of shorter timelines and lower costs has made design-build the dominant model in industrial construction. But both time and budget are subject to uncontrollable circumstances like extreme weather, labor shortages, and trade war …
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ESI Achieves Gold in the ABC STEP Program

ESI Group USA announced it has achieved Gold 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 performance. STEP applicants measure their safety processes and …
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