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Burns & McDonnell Team ‘Propels Expansion’

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Global engineering, construction and architecture firm Burns & McDonnell said it is bolstering its support of the food and beverage and cold chain logistics industries.

The firm has assembled a veteran team of cold chain logistics solutions professionals with nearly 175 years of combined experience in design and construction for prepared foods, protein, e-commerce, food processing, leased warehouse, food service and retail/grocer facilities nationwide.

The full-service team will support customers in the food and beverage, cold chain logistics, life sciences, e-commerce, manufacturing and mission critical industries throughout the US.

“Speed to market can make or break product delivery within most segments of the manufacturing sector,” said Jon Wright, vice president and general manager of food and consumer products at Burns & McDonnell. “Cold environments are an increasingly essential attribute for providers and producers. As the locations, sizes and operations of facilities evolve to meet demand, this experienced, multidisciplinary team will provide the comprehensive solutions critical to developing efficient and cost-effective projects.”

As part of its cold chain logistics, food processing and refrigeration capabilities, the firm offers extensive services industrywide, including:

Material handling equipment and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS)

Building protection systems

Due diligence

Evaluation and assessments

Fire-suppression systems

Life safety/code analysis

Modular core/shell

Pre-capital planning

Refrigeration systems

Program management

Site selection/analysis

Site/building master planning

Thermal/vapor control

Design-build delivery

“We couldn’t be more proud to welcome these tremendous professionals to our team in Minneapolis,” says Gene Sieve, vice president and general manager of Minneapolis-St. Paul offices at Burns & McDonnell. “Increasing demand for refrigeration in the healthcare, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries has paved the way for significant advances in facility modernization, from automated systems powered by telematics to remote temperature-sensing devices. As the cold chain market has become an essential part of supply chain management, we are fully committed to supporting our customers with full-service, innovative solutions throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond.”

Recent additions to the cold chain logistics team include:

Jeremy Klysen, Kelly Hyvonen, David Stephani, Joe Scovronski, John Hatzung and Dave Campbell.

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