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The demands and challenges that our food and beverage clients face require an experienced team of engineers and construction specialists.  Since our firm's founding we have been providing services to food and beverage manufacturers.  Whether, providing turnkey solutions, leading due diligence on options for possible site locations, upgrading an existing plant, designing a new greenfield facility, or providing rapid response troubleshooting to get things running again, Woodard & Curran provides our clients with comprehensive solutions and support.

Our manufacturing engineering services focus on four primary areas:

  1. Packaging systems, from bulk raw material handling and container creation through filling, labeling, and conveyance to packing, storing, and transport systems. 
  2. Process systems that ensure the quality of the product from receiving to packing.  We use a wide array of treatment technologies to help our clients produce quality products.
  3. Utility systems to support the manufacturing processes and building needs.  These include compressed air systems, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, HVAC, and optimization of these systems.
  4. Construction oversight and commissioning. We coordinate multiple disciplines to meet tight construction timelines and provide commissioning of the installed systems, which is essential to validating the implementation.

We integrate all the services Woodard & Curran offers to provide our food and beverage clients with complete solutions.

Project Highlights 

High Speed PET Design/Build
Confidential Beverage Company

Read about our engineering services on this fast-paced bottling plant design/build project

Processing Engineering Design/Oversight/Commissioning
Confidential Beverage Industry Client
Woodard & Curran provided the process engineering design, construction oversight, and commissioning for the largest process system ever installed for this confidential beverage client.  The system consisted of storage silos, GAC, RO, mineral systems, flavor systems, line process skids, and clean-in-place system to support four high-speed bottling lines. We exceeded our client’s expectations, and the project was a crucial component allowing the facility to meet its market plan.

Packaging Engineering Design
Confidential Beverage Industry Client
We provided fast track design and construction services to expand a confidential client’s injection mold operation.  This included a 12,000-sq.-ft. building addition, material handling, resin storage, preform conveying, and new molding machines.  The expansion was performed during one of Maine’s coldest winters in recent history while maintaining production goals on the existing operation.  

Processing & Packaging/Construction Oversight/Commissioning
Confidential Beverage Industry Client

In Guleph, Ontario, Woodard & Curran provided a complete redesign of a confidential client’s water processing system.  Along with this project we designed a new high speed bottling line from blow mold to palletizing.  Construction oversight and close coordination with the plant were key during the install and commissioning process to ensure that the active bottling facility had minimal downtime. 

Process and Packaging Engineering
Confidential Beverage Industry Client

A confidential bottled water manufacturer worked with Woodard & Curran to coordinate the simultaneous launch of a new product at five of its manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States.  The product changes included mineral enhanced product, a new container closure.  Our food and beverage team developed a master schedule for the five facilities and coordinated with equipment vendors, contractors, and facility operators to integrate and commission the new packaging equipment.  The changes included a new cap sorter and adjustments to the facilities’ labelers, packers, and palletizers.

Utility Engineering Design
Confidential Beverage Industry Client
We expanded our client’s utility system to support additional production equipment and clean-in-place needs.  This included distribution to multiple 170-ton air handling units, 650-ton chiller and ancillary equipment, heat recovery system, an additional 850-ton cooling tower, and a new 200-bhp steam boiler. Follow through and follow up coordination were key to making this project a success for our client.

 

 

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