News / 5.10.17

Seaboard Foods – Triumph Foods May 2017 Construction Progress Update

Focusing on refrigeration system start-up and completion of distribution/equalizer slabs

Here’s our May 2017 construction progress update for one of the largest projects we’ve ever undertaken as a Design-Builder, the Seaboard Foods - Triumph Foods Pork Processing Plant in Sioux City, Iowa.

What you see here are few aerials of the 245-acre site as well as a collage of exteriors and interiors showing that our construction team is continuing to focus on the start-up of the refrigeration systems as well as completing the foundation slabs for the distribution and equalizer (EQ) spaces.

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Our construction team is in the final stages of site work (excavation, site utilities, paving) which includes the completion of the concrete paving on the north side, final grading on the east side and installing the liners for the last two lagoons.

Our concrete work includes the near completion of livestock pens, installation of curbs, and continuing to poor slabs in the equalizer bays and distribution spaces.

On the equipment side, the sortation mezzanine is nearly complete and once that is finished the team will begin to install equipment in the distribution spaces.

For the exterior, shell roof trimming and sheet metal installation are ongoing and windows are starting to be installed in the employee entrance as well as the main lobby entrance.

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For the MEP systems, process mechanical and electrical systems are being installed, start-up work on the condensers has begun and permanent power is now on-site.

In the non-process spaces, drywall finishing and masonry work continues, painting continuing in the employee welfare areas, acoustical ceiling tile installation continues and the passenger elevator is nearly complete.

Lastly, this is one of our final construction progress updates for this $294M, 860,000 square foot facility. The building is scheduled to be completed and begin start-up operations in the near future, but our Design-Build work will not stop as Seaboard Foods – Triumph Foods has hired us to further expand this facility, meaning our construction team will remain on-site for another year completing an addition which will add more storage and distribution capabilities to the plant.