News / 9.18.18

Epstein Named as one of ENR’s Top 400 Contractors

Coming in at no. 308

When Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine released their annual Top 400 Contractors in May, we were very pleased to see that Epstein was ranked No. 308; marking our first time appearing on the prestigious list in nearly 15 years!

And now, in the latest issue of ENR, the rankings have been further organized in a variety of market sectors. We are just as ecstatic to see that in the “Top Contractors in Manufacturing” category, Epstein came in at No. 10, with a reported 2017 revenue of $264.6 million. The manufacturing sort includes food processing facilities, auto assembly, electronic assembly and textile plants, among others.

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Over the last several years, Epstein has seen significant growth in the construction side of our business. This increase is due to the substantial role Epstein plays as a builder in the meat processing industry, which includes projects like the recently completed $335 million Seaboard Triumph Foods facility in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as the 650,000-square-foot Prestage Foods of Iowa plant currently being constructed in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

The Top 400, as a group, generated a record $373.98 billion in contracting revenue in 2017, an increase of 2.1 percent from 2016’s $366.41 billion, according to ENR. However, the real story is on the domestic side. Contracting revenue from U.S. projects rose a healthy 4.9 percent, to $322.83 billion, on top of a 9.4 percent rise in domestic revenue last year and a 9.5 percent increase the year before. On the other hand, contracting revenue from projects outside the U.S. plunged 18.4 percent, to $35.55 billion, in 2017, with major declines noted in projects in the mining-and-metals and petroleum sectors and a falloff in the general building sector abroad.

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Congratulations to our Construction and Design-Build team members on this noteworthy industry ranking!