Food & Beverage

FHCE has experience designing food and beverage production facilities for customers such as Nestlé Prepared Foods, Clemens Food Group, JBS Swift, and Keurig.   This experience allows us to provide structural solutions that are not only safe and efficient, but also accommodate standard requirements of the food and beverage industry such as hygiene standards and the ability to remain serviceable when subjected to large temperature swings which often occur inside food and beverage facilities.

Clemens Food Group

Coldwater, Mi

FHCE was responsible for the structural design of Clemens Food Group’s award winning 650,000 s.f. fresh pork processing facility.  The structural steel and precast concrete facility includes a 3,128 ft Snap Chill Chain, the longest and fastest Snap Chill in the world.  Creative framing solutions and construction details were developed to ensure the facility performed satisfactorily while exposed to extremely large temperature differentials and changes in temperature within the facility. 

More Than a Bakery, LLC

Versailles, KY

More Than a Bakery manufacturers snack products for Fortune 100 companies and small regional businesses alike.  FHCE performed the structural design of their 202,000 s.f. structural steel framed state of the art manufacturing facility in Versailles, KY.  The facility includes a 90,000 s.f. clean room, a 35,000 s.f. office designed to resemble and old style millery and a 3,500 s.f. gymnasium.

Other Featured Projects

Champion Petfoods USA inc. Dogstar Kitchens

Auburn, KY

371,000 s.f. precast and conventional steel framed pet food manufacturing facility producing pet food for Champion Petfood’s award winning brands, ACANA and ORIJEN.

Nestle Prepared Foods

Mt. Sterling, KY

300,000 s.f. expansion to Nestle Prepared Food Company’s Hot Pocket sandwich facility


Cactus, TX

187,000 s.f. beef processing and packaging distribution warehouse expansion

  • Low-temperature cooler and conventional steel blast freezer.
  • 60’ high bay with fully automated storage and retrieval system.