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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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 design of food facilities for the last 16. Congratulations 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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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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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 require close contact, creating new challenges that the food industry …
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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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Integrating “Smart” Technologies into Your Design-Build is a Must

Smart technologies that address the growing desire for decreased operating costs, a reduction in energy consumption, and improved equipment life cycles are essential as food processors pursue LEED-certification. Partnering with a design-build engineering firm can bring energy-efficiency options and alternatives …
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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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Award of Merit for CraftMark Bakery Project

Award of Merit for CraftMark Bakery Project

CraftMark Bakeries is a national industrial bakery that produces frozen bread dough for restaurants and bakeries. The existing facility is a 225,000-square-foot building that was originally built in 2014. Last year, Gaylor Electric along with ESI Design Services and several …
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Going the Extra Mile in the Design-Build of a Food Facility

How special efforts in the planning phases of a food facility project can help control costs down the line. Today’s design-build projects go beyond steel-and-beam projects. With consumers wanting more transparency and more accountability from food and beverage companies, sustainable …
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ESI Group joins Ben E. Keith at Alabama Groundbreaking

On October 16th, Ben E. Keith Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new foodservice distribution center in New Brockton, Alabama.  The new facility will position the company to expand its distribution coverage in the Southeast by adding up to …
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