Hixson has been selected by Maple Leaf Foods, the largest supplier of fresh meats in Canada, to create a new $660 million value-added fresh poultry facility in London, Ontario.
Hixson is serving as the lead firm to design and engineer the 640,000 square foot facility.
At start-up in second quarter of 2021, the plant is expected to be one of the most technologically advanced poultry-processing plants in the world, incorporating leading-edge food safety, environmental, and animal welfare processes and technologies.
Now in its 10th year, the Food Plant of the Future webinar series, presented by Hixson and sponsored by Food Engineering magazine, delivers
in-depth information on food plant design and operational issues that are shaping the Food Plant of the Future.
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WHY CHOOSE HIXSON?
HIXSON IS KNOWLEDGEABLE
Hixson is not just a Mechanical Engineering firm, or a Process Engineering firm: We have 16 technical disciplines all in one location.
This single source nature of our business means that projects from Hixson are
tightly coordinated, communication is streamlined, and collaboration is inherent
at every step of our projects.
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For 70 years, Hixson has been working with companies throughout North America to design and engineer facilities that can stand the test of time while meeting our clients’ needs for food safety, employee safety, and productivity.
TIPP CITY, OH
Abbott Nutrition’s Tipp City, Ohio plant, a Food Engineering Plant of the Year and LEED Certified plant, is located just north of Dayton, Ohio and an hour from Abbott Nutrition’s divisional headquarters in Columbus.
The 250,000 sq. ft. Tipp City plant is an important component in the company’s long-term vision for future growth, producing a variety of Abbott Nutrition’s popular nutritional supplements, including Ensure®, PediaSure®, and Glucerna®.
Hixson designed the facility’s Phase 2 capacity expansion, including additional central plant utilities, and over the past five years has worked with Abbott Nutrition on numerous process and utility projects at the Tipp City location.
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This world-class facility will enable
Maple Leaf to meet the steadily growing consumer demand for premium, value-added poultry products, and strengthen Canada’s food system.
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Driving every facility design decision was the aim to achieve the highest level of process control and conformance with current Good Manufacturing Practices at every stage of manufacturing and distribution.
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– Global Engineering Director
A Food Plant of the Future
– Michael H. McCain, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods
Large, multi-national processors to niche manufacturing firms – and companies of all sizes in between – have put their trust in Hixson on projects ranging from very large to very small. One reason why? Hixson is 100% commercially neutral.
Unlike design/build firms, we do not provide construction or accept income or incentives from anyone except our clients. Because of this, Hixson clients know that the information we present is unbiased and in their best interests.
– Greg Hammond, President and CEO of Hixson
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With an average tenure of 12 years, low staff turnover, and an average associate age of 44, Hixson’s experience, knowledge, and staff stability is unparalleled
in the industry.
In addition, many of Hixson’s associates have experience working for food and beverage manufacturers, and bring a client-side outlook to the projects on which we work.
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