Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Vice President of Operations, Food Group - Distribution

Michael has more than 22 years of experience in industrial construction on domestic and International projects. His responsibilities include project development, executive supervision, planning, estimating, contractual negotiations, cost control, assurance of quality and completion. His project experience includes Bolthouse Farms, Burris Refrigerated Logistics, ConAgra Foods, Kraft Foods, Mondelez, United Stated Cold Storage, and many others.

Should You Renovate Your Food Plant or Build a New Facility?

5 key considerations to drive your decision

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Should you renovate your existing facility or build a new facility? This question isn’t an easy one to answer and is, of course, dependent on capital expenditure. However, your answer should also be driven by your company’s strategic plan to ensure that your decision aligns with your long-term needs and goals.


Top Five Implications of California’s New Energy Standards

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09-04Energy consumption is a global issue and California is leading the charge in enacting legislation to reduce our carbon footprint. The state recently revised the energy standards known as Title 24, part 6 of the California Code of Regulations, which will more than likely affect other states in the future. The goal of Title 24 is to reduce energy use and make commercial and industrial buildings more efficient than required by the 2010 Title 24 standards.


Automate These Three Processes to Increase Throughput

Innovative Processing Solutions

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palletizingAs product lines become more diverse due to increased demand in specialty ingredients in multiple sized packages with private labeling, manual processes become both costly and time consuming. Many food processing plant managers are recognizing the benefits of automating previously manual processes to increase production and reduce labor costs.