Food Engineering Magazine Goes In-Depth with Gray Customer Chelten House

In the December issue of Food Engineering magazine, Gray Construction was featured for its recent Chelten House project in Las Vegas, Nev. In a cover story entitled, “Fabulous Food Plant: Chelten House Heads West to Meet Market Demand,” Food Engineering goes in-depth with the new fully automated food processing facility to reveal the reasons for selecting Las Vegas, how design and construction were developed and completed, and how quality is still maintained.

In the December issue of Food Engineering magazine, Gray Construction was featured for its recent Chelten House project in Las Vegas, Nev. In a cover story entitled, “Fabulous Food Plant: Chelten House Heads West to Meet Market Demand,” Food Engineering goes in-depth with the new fully automated food processing facility to reveal the reasons for selecting Las Vegas, how design and  construction were developed and completed, and how quality is still maintained.

Gray project manager David Hird explains how the facility is designed for future expansion and employee and food safety.

“The Las Vegas facility was designed with the intent of expanding production to four independent kitchen and packaging lines,” he said.

“In fact, areas where food or ingredients are exposed during preparation, and/or cooking are isolated independently from general plant and warehouse spaces,” Hird added.

Tyler Cundiff, Gray Senior Manager, Business Development was also interviewed to highlight how Gray’s Quality Management System (QMS) plays an integral role in the design-build process to accommodate FDA/USDA-compliant food processing facilities.

“Within Gray Construction’s proprietary QMS are design and construction best practices, which serve as a control point platform for our design-build team to use as a design baseline,” he explained. “These best practices have been captured through lessons learned over the years and are populated within the system.” 

The article goes on to discuss sustainability, the family-like atmosphere at Chelten House and why the Las Vegas facility has proved successful for the company. Read the full story here.

As a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm, Gray Construction has over 54 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Michelin Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson, S.C.; an automotive exhaust manufacturing facility for Newman Technology, Inc., in Albertville, Alamanufacturing plant for ZF Transmissions in Gray Court, S.C.; a Buffalo Trace Distillery Inc. distribution facility in Frankfort, Ky.; and a Glenmore Distillery project in Owensboro, Ky.

If you have food and beverage plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing/Food & Beverage Markets at pseale@gray.com. Or, contact Tyler Cundiff, Senior Manager, Business Development, Food & Beverage Market at tcundiff@gray.com.

                                                                

    December 15, 2014

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