Designing and Building

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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ESI Fall 2019 Newsletter

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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Managing Food Facility Project Costs

Whether building a greenfield project or renovating an existing food facility, construction costs can skyrocket. While some extra expenses can be completely out of a business’ control, there are many aspects of a design-build project to be aware of that …
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How Frick’s Quality Meats Controlled Costs

Frick’s Quality Meats is a fifth-generation family-owned meat processing company known for its artisan-style, value-added products, such as its hickory smoked ham cured with real cane sugar.  The company recently worked with ESI Group USA to add additional space to …
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Milwaukee Business Journal survey lists ESI Design 17th

ESI Design Services ranks along with 28 others and 3 who reported 6 registered architects in their Milwaukee area office.  ESI Design Services is honored to have this success recognized in the Milwaukee Business Journals Largest Milwaukee-Area Architectural Firms List.  …
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Seasoned employee makes a change, ESI promotes from within

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA, mloppnow@esigroupusa.com  262.369.3535 A long-term employee makes a change, ESI promotes from within Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA, a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry, …
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ESI achieves LEED Silver for Ben E. Keith Foods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA, mloppnow@esigroupusa.com  262.369.3535 ESI Design Project achieves LEED Silver for Ben E. Keith Foods Hartland, Wis. – ESI Design Services is the innovative architecture and engineering arm for the nationally accredited design-build engineering and …
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ESI renews with ISNetworld

ESI is proud to partner again with ISNetworld! ISNetworld helps contractor and supplier customers streamline their reporting processes, improve safety performance and increase visibility to prospective clients.  While each contractor may have different needs, ESI finds the most value in …
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ESI recognized with statewide construction award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA, mloppnow@esigroupusa.com  262.369.3535 ESI Group recognized with statewide construction award Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA, a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry, was awarded a Silver …
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ESI receives Platinum For Zero Recordable Accidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA mloppnow@esigroupusa.com  262.369.3535 ESI receives Platinum For Zero Recordable Accidents Hartland, WI, (February 16, 2018) –The Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC) has given ESI Constructors, Inc. its’ 2017 Platinum Award of Honor.  …
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