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Clemens Food Group Breaks Ground on Fresh Pork Processing Facility

Clemens Food Group Breaks Ground on Fresh Pork Processing Facility

On July 23, 2015, Clemens Food Group celebrated the groundbreaking on its new fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich. “Building for the Future” was the theme for the event in order to show the long-term impact the project will have on the community, state and family businesses.

“Today’s ground breaking represents the next chapter beginning for all those involved with this project.” said Doug Clemens – Clemens Family Corporation CEO.  “Bringing multiple generations of family businesses together with this great community is truly something to be celebrated.  We are thankful to our producer partners who had this original vision, and appreciate the support of the community leadership and Gray Construction in helping to make it a reality.”                                                                       

Clemens selected Gray to perform design-build services on its new 550,000 s.f. facility. The new plant is projected to be operational in late 2017 and is expected to create some 800 jobs.

“Clemens is just a great family business that is committed to their employees and their community, and we’re just delighted to be part of the team,” said Stephen Gray, CEO of Gray Construction.

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As a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm, Gray Construction has over 55 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.; a manufacturing 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.; .; and a specialty pet food kitchen and distribution center for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky.

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