Epstein designed and constructed the country's most efficient pork processing facility for Triumph Foods LLC in St. Joseph Missouri. In 2004, forty large Midwestern hog farmers formed Triumph Foods and invested $130 million to build this 625,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on 56 acre site. The facility processes 1,100 hogs per hour and employs 200 administrative and 800 production workers.
The plant was designed to incorporate the latest thinking in production equipment, systems and facility design and offers improves the health and safety of its employees, as well as increases efficiency in production. In addition to producing pork for domestic sales, having the industry's most modern plant gives Triumph a leading edge in the more discerning export markets, which Triumph is targeting.
The Triumph Foods Pork Processing Facility also contains a 10,100 square foot R&D area which provides space for testing and inspection. Within this R&D wing the USDA has 3,500 square feet of inspection offices and plant inspection, 1,500 square feet of retention area for carcass inspection, genetics offices, a 1,800 square foot micro lab and bio manager, a Q/A office and an 1,800 new product showroom.