Building beef processing plants requires the latest design and equipment to ensure the highest food safety and animal care along with high-quality construction.
We offer one-stop design and build – that’s what our niche is,” President Wayne Schmeeckle declares. “Beef processing plant construction is a huge market out there, but it’s really interesting how there’s very few people that are involved in it at our level.”Schmeeckle began as a subcontractor installing beef processing equipment. This enabled him to see at close range the dysfunction between the general contractors of such projects and the equipment suppliers. “The building guy didn’t really understand what the equipment looked like, and the equipment supplier was trying to install in a building that wasn’t set up correctly.
We saw a market niche in providing full interface among the designers, contractors and equipment installers on such beef processing plants, and our company began to provide it in 1987 on projects his company designed and built. “We try to make sure that we are able to convey to not only the owner but everybody on the team what the finished project will look like with 3-D drawings.
All Schmeeckle Brothers Construction Co. needs to know from the owners of a new beef processing plant are the capacity of the plant and the speed at which the owners want it to run. “We design the facility, build it and help train the owner’s employees in how to run it as far as the maintenance and how to keep it operational.