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OPERATIONS
" The basis of a facility program or
layout is in the understanding of people,
product, and waste movement. "
Zach Becks, Gray Construction
Group, Kansas City, Mo., has seen more pet food manufacturers
gravitate toward cleanable equipment in their
plants, and giving more thought overall to food safety in
the plant designs.
He noted hygienic zoning is a design approach focused
on understanding the manufacturing process, the
food safety risks associated, and corresponding design
needs of the spaces to support mitigating these risks.
Since COVID-19, he has seen more thought given
to segregating different lines - so one can be cleaned
while the other still operates - and more designs helping
people move in a plant in a way that they don't contaminate
the product. There have also been plexiglass
separators installed between workers and requirements
around masks, temperature taking and sanitization.
Sam Thurber, senior product manager, SSOE Group,
Toledo, Ohio, noted continued pressure to increase
An integrated
design and construction
team can
work seamlessly to
balance an owners'
wants and needs,
while still providing
cost-effective and
efficient solutions.
Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc.
speed of delivery of projects, which is not new.
" In other words, clients want more, faster, and now, "
he said. " We have been able to accomplish this by using
lean project delivery methods, which helps eliminate
waste and allows for schedule compression. "
Another aspect
is " early purchase " of construction
material. Items that traditionally were short lead-time,
or off-the-shelf, are taking weeks or even months now.
If you know you need something later, buying it now is a
safer bet, Thurber said.
Design-build philosophy
Another trend that has gained prominence in recent
years concerns design-build, a construction concept
where a project is built while it is still being designed
rather than determining every detail from the beginning.
Gray has a deep history in design-build with Jim Gray,
former president and chief executive officer and current
chairman of
the board, being one of the founding fathers
of the Design-Build Institute of America.
" The design-build delivery method offers significant
advantages to food and beverage manufacturers, including
pet food processors, since it enables projects to
be delivered faster and more cost-effectively with clear
quality standards all fully integrated within a highly collaborative
team, " Cundiff said. " Building on this model
since the 1970s, today we execute nearly all our food and
pet food projects with variations of this model.
" In addition to design, building engineering and construction,
our customers want and need a similar collaborative
approach as it relates to process and packaging
engineering, controls integration, automation and even
equipment prefabrication, " Cundiff said. " As a pioneer
in this industry and in design-build, Gray has continued
to evolve to meet our customers' needs and provide
these services with a robust team of technical in-house
resources along with industry partners to deliver a more
comprehensive scope that is sometimes referenced as
EPC (Engineer, Procure, Construct) or turnkey. "
As an example, Gray's successful design-build of
Champion Petfoods' DogStar Kitchens is something that
both companies credit to the EPCM [engineering, procurement
and construction management] model.
CRB Group uses the design-build proecess in most
cases today, including its most recent plant designs for
Simmons Pet Food and Freshpet.
" I whole-heartedly believe this is the way of the future, "
Rychlewski said. " That is what is required to go
fast, and most clients call us because they have an immediate
demand that they need to meet. Though it's nice to
design a facility and work out all the bugs upfront, and
then start to build, there is a cost of speed to market. "
In order to accomplish a savvy design for a pet food
processing plant, the key is to listen to what the processor
wants to achieve. Understanding manufacturing
operations and goals, coupled with applying design expertise
- including the planning for future process that
allows room for growth from both a product and employee
perspective - allows processors to be confident
in their plant designs.
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