American Foods Group
Missouri's First Large Beef Harvest Facility.
Founded in 1946 in Fairmont, MN, Rosen’s Diversified Inc. has grown from a family business into a global leader in agribusiness and food processing. The Rosen family owns and operates American Foods Group, one of the largest beef processing companies in the U.S. and a part of a family of vertically integrated businesses that employ over 4,500 employees across the country.
American Foods Group produces a wide variety of beef products, including many designated kosher and halal. The company selected Gray to design and build a state-of-the-art beef processing facility for America’s Heartland Packing, an American Foods Group company. The 800,000 s.f. plant is the state’s first large beef harvest facility and at peak capacity will process 2,400 head of cattle per day.
- LocationWarren County, MO
- Square Footage800,000 s.f.
- Operational27 months
Gray’s scope for the project includes facility design and construction to LEED® certification standards, as well as MEP utilities and fire protection systems. Gray’s design team is utilizing building information modeling (BIM) to develop the structural and utility layout and communicate plans to the customer.
In addition to the harvest floor, on-site rendering and processing, and cold storage areas for America’s Heartland Packing, the facility includes a unique area—a large basement 23 feet below grade that will house holding tanks, chillers, wash basins and equipment for hide processing, and a wastewater pre-treatment center.
The production facility is slated to become fully operational by late 2024. Production will make a major impact on the region’s economy, contributing more than $1 billion annually and creating more than 1,300 jobs.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
Custom equipment Ovens & cookers Process skids Batching equipment Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors Extruders Distributed products Mixers & blenders
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