Jim Hale
Jim Hale, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer
 

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in project engineering and project management. His responsibilities include interfacing with regulatory agencies concerning design and permitting documentation, hydraulic and hydrogeologic design and analysis, civil engineering, design of roadway and drainage systems, utilities and computer modeling applications for design analysis. He has worked on projects for Tropicana, Nestlé, General Mills, Boar’s Head Provisions and many others.

[Infographic] 5 Important Factors for Selecting a Site for Your New Food Plant

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[Infographic] 5 Important Factors for Selecting a Site for Your New Food Plant

When choosing the ideal site for your new food plant, your decision should always tie back to a single question: How will this site help my business thrive? Build a sound business plan around the type and quantity of goods your facility will produce, and use that plan to guide you through your site selection. You’ll need to address several factors throughout your search, most of important of which are the five core factors illustrated in the infographic below:

 

Five Things To Consider When Selecting A Site For Your New Plant

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Site selection Earlier this year, Food Processing magazine’s Kevin T. Higgins claimed that being a food manufacturer was the next best thing to being a king. Why? Because most new plant projects and renovations are now supported by generous, multimillion public subsidies. But while communities dangle expensive bait in hopes of catching job creation, it’s skewing the site-selection process, resulting in plants built in unfit locations.