Matthew Lane
Matthew Lane
Director, Design Project Management

Matthew has more than 20 years of civil engineering and project management experience with an emphasis on civil site design and storm water management. His experience covers the industrial, food & beverage and commercial industries. Matthew’s responsibilities include development and implementation of project engineering requirements, project coordination with in-house architectural and engineering disciplines and outside engineering consultants. He oversees the development and maintenance of the project design schedule, design budget and permitting requirements from initial project development until certification of occupancy.  He has worked on projects for Bahamas Food Service, Burris Refrigerated Logistics, Sara Lee and United States Cold Storage, among others.


4 Major Decisions That Impact the Design of Your Facility

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Before a facility can become operational, there is much to consider including planning and design, government regulations and the overall goals a plant owner has. Let’s look at four major decisions that should be considered when the process begins.


How Product, Product Mix and Production Volume Impact Design

Food Plant Design Series

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Preliminary discussions with your food processing plant architects should include a thorough discussion of your sales and marketing goals. Your plant’s specific products, product mixes (including future products), and production volume all impact decisions made during the design process.


Food processing plant design and Factory Mutual (FM) requirements: What you need to know

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Address Factory Mutual requirements before construction begins


As a food processing design build firm, it’s the first question we ask our clients—are you planning to insure through Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global)? As the preferred insurer for most commercial and industrial projects, Factory Mutual has rigorous specifications and standards so it’s important to address those requirements during the initial food processing design phase, whether you’re planning new construction or an expansion.