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 work as the reason for this inefficiency. But a principle …
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Ben E. Keith Selma, Texas

Facility Tour at Ben E. Keith Facility in Texas

Facility Tour at Ben E. Keith Facility in Texas Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry.  Ben E. Keith selected ESI as their design-build firm for …
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sysco Freshpoint in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Loppnow, ESI Group USA, mloppnow@esigroupusa.com  262.369.3535 Groundbreaking Ceremony held for Sysco Freshpoint in Dallas Hartland, Wis. – ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm specializing in the food industry.  ESI completed …
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