May 11, 2022
“The building should serve the client’s needs best.”
This quote from our founder, Abraham Epstein, has been a guiding principle of our firm since our founding in 1921. At the heart of Epstein’s values is the belief that each client brings strategic and operational issues to be solved in the design of a building. Epstein’s role is that of a trusted consultant on all aspects of a project, offering guidance on issues such as the benefits of construction versus renovation, how to improve systems and processes, where to site buildings geographically in a country, and the financial impact of the building on the operations.
Perhaps no other industry expects as much out of its design and construction partners as food production and distribution. Consumer trends change frequently. Managing global supply chains requires the utmost flexibility. Technology and automation have radically altered production methods and workforce needs. These issues and hundreds of others need thoughtful attention and smart solutions during design.
Since 1921, major food companies have relied on Epstein’s multi-disciplinary prowess to get the most out of their significant capital investments in plants and systems. Epstein’s role has evolved from traditional design and engineering projects to serving as a consultant on operations analysis, materials handling, process design, distribution systems design, and other strategic business-building decisions.
Epstein’s commitment to continuous improvement has impacted both the industry and its consumers by helping make processes more efficient, production cleaner, food safer and of a higher quality, and the plants more sustainable.
To learn more about the various ways our FOCUS ON CLIENT NEEDS has shaped our history take a look at these spreads from our recently published book – The Epstein Story: Our First 100 Years.