Automated Super-Sack System in Cocoa Plant

AIG Food Ingredients, Installation, Project Management

Customer: Midwest Cocoa Producer Installed Cost: $350,000 The customer is upgrading production lines and automating manual processes. AIG replaced an old manual super-sack filling process (ingredient weighing had been the only automated step) with an automated super-sack fill system that includes a pallet dispenser, fill system and stretch wrapper. Once each woven-poly bag is filled with 1 metric ton of …

Pork Plant Cooler Room Structural Repairs

AIG Food Ingredients, Installation, Project Management

Customer: National Pork Producer Installed Cost: $300,000 In order to complete upgrades to its production lines, this pork producer needed to make structural repairs to a cooler room in the plant. AIG provided project management and the civil and mechanical crews to complete the repair. The scope of work included demolition, stainless steel floor repair, installation of concrete footings and …

Chicken Fat Clean-in-Place System for Pet Food Plant

AIG Detailed Design, Food Ingredients, Project Management

Customer: Private | Midwest facility Installed Cost: approx $1.5 million AIG designed and delivered a new fully programmable clean-in-place (CIP) system and layout.  The AIG team developed drawings and worked with all vendors to procure, design, install and test all components of the chicken fat system.  AIG also provided supervision to the labor to build out the new space and install the …

Renovation of Food-Grade Evaporation Salt Plant

AIG Food Ingredients, Installation, Mining and Minerals, Project Management

  Customer: North American Mineral Producer General Contractor: Galyon Brothers Construction Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants Installed Cost: $2 million , This $2-million capital project renovated the century-old vacuum building of the plant’s vacuum pan evaporation process. The AIG team was responsible for several phases of the project: Structural engineering design of shoring to support wooden structure during demolition. Mechanical engineering …

Research Greenhouse Design & Project Management

AIG Automation, Detailed Design, Non-Industrial, Project Development, Project Management

Photo courtesy of The Land Institute. Customer: The Land Institute | Salina, KS General Contractor: Galyon Brothers Construction Architect: Nolte Associates The Land Institute is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable agriculture in the Great Plains. To support their research into perennial grain and seed crops, they envisioned a state-of-the-art, automated greenhouse. AIG assembled a design team that included the …

Automated Manufacturing Storage & Retrieval System

AIG Automation, Installation, Project Management

Customer: John Deere | Midwest Installed cost: $1.5 million This agricultural implement manufacturer needed to upgrade its 20-plus-year-old manual parts storage and retrieval system. The upgrade fully automated the system to allow plant to store, sort and retrieve equipment parts on demand via a plant management control system. Installation occurred around the clock to minimize the impact on the plant …

Refrigerated Meat Processing

admin Food Ingredients, Project Management

Safeway, Inc. | Emporia, Kansas Installed Value – $3.15 million The facility is a 6500SF, 30-ft high, refrigerated building with meat processing equipment and a laboratory. Meat is received in totes and dumped into a pumping system tied into the existing dry pet-food extruders in another building. AIG ensured that the meat-processing facility met USDA specifications and integrated a clean-in-place system.

Salt Processing Facility

AIG Mining and Minerals, Project Management, Specialty Chemicals

New Johnsonville, Tennessee Installed cost – $8.5 million The salt plant receives dried salt from an existing titanium dioxide facility’s effluent recovery process, then processes it for final shipment. Project for the new plant included a bulk truck and rail loading system, warehouse for shipments of palletized product by truck and rail, bulk storage silos, food-grade bagging line, office and …

Finish Silo Dust Collection System

AIG Building Materials, Mining and Minerals, Project Management

Lafarge Cement, now Central Plains Cement Co. | Sugar Creek, Missouri American Industrial Group designed and installed dust collection systems for two sets of finished cement silos. Meeting the customer’s budget and specific schedule was critical to the success of this project. The project included demolition of the old system and installation of two new collectors with connecting ducts.