• Dennis Group provided complete site, facility and process design, procurement and installation services for this greenfield site.

Project Highlights

  • The project included development of a 100 acre site and construction of a 280,000 SF processing facility to house production equipment for the making of prepared salads and cut vegetables.
  • Major accomplishments of the project include balancing a site that required over 500,000 cubic feet of cut and fill, working with the state to install a 100,000 gallon waste water retention tank, installation of a 2000 ton ammonia refrigeration system, and installation of equipment to produce 500,000 lbs. of salad per day.





  • Folgers consolidated their coffee operations from Kansas City, KS and Sherman, TX to New Orleans, LA to defray shipping costs.

Project Highlights

  • This project was a consolidation and included the relocation and installation of 12 coffee roasters, 4 packaging lines and blending and grinding equipment from their Kansas City facility as well as coffee silos from a facility in Sherman, TX.
  • Areas of the existing facility were renovated to create a new plant entrance, amenities and better GMP controlled access to the operation.
  • An existing section of the facility was removed and a 140 foot tall 50,000 square foot processing tower was constructed.
  • This project included the addition of utility infrastructure (aspiration, compressed air, tower water, chilled water, and fire quenching systems), as well as a separate flavor storage building with automated delivery and cleaning systems to support the production lines.
  • Construction and installation was executed without impact to the plant’s existing operation, and the shutdown, relocation and startup of assets from the Kansas City facility was completed without impact to the supply of product to customers.





  •  When Dreyer’s combined its ice cream business with that of Nestlé’s, expansion of East Coast manufacturing and distribution capacity was one of the highest priorities in rationalizing the merger. Dennis Group was selected as a partner for the evaluation and execution of this major facility and process expansion project.

Project Highlights

  • The project involved acquiring and re-zoning 40 acres of property, increasing the size of the facility six fold to over 600,000 SF, creating a 23,000 pallet minus 20 degree distribution center, and adding 10 new ice cream and frozen yogurt lines.
  • This major undertaking was affected over a two year construction period, and was accomplished without sacrificing a single minute of the existing facility’s available capacity.


The J.M. Smucker Company


LEED New Construction v3 Certified


  • In order to ensure long-term competitiveness and meet growing demand, The J.M. Smucker Company decided to build a 300,000 SF facility that embraced the latest equipment and technologies on its corporate campus.

Project Highlights

  • This new space, which was located adjacent to an existing finished goods warehouse on their 35-acre corporate campus featured rail receiving, bulk dry and liquid commodities, three high-speed production lines and five portion control lines.
  • Dennis Group adopted a phased construction approach in order to seamlessly transition operations from an existing facility.
  • Careful planning and permitting were required since the site had several wetland areas. In addition to mitigating the wetland disturbance, sustainability was a key focus of the project since the company has committed to be environmentally conscious and socially responsible.
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MOM Brands



  • Following the launch of Malt-O-Meal;s Better Oats® line of instant oatmeal products, the company undertook a two-phase $136 million expansion of its Asheboro production facility.

Project Highlights

  • Dennis Group provided complete design-build services for an expansion to Malt-O-Meal’s Asheboro facility which included development of a 35 acre site, including a new rail siding for unloading bulk grains, a rail receiving building and a 550,000 sq ft. two level building addition constructed of pre-cast and cast in place concrete as well as structural steel.
  • The site also includes a retaining wall approximately 20’H by 500’ to make up for the elevation difference between the rail siding and remainder of the site.
  • The expansion also included the construction of a 80,000 sq ft. warehouse for storing packaging materials and finished product.
  • This project included the addition of utility infrastructure (chillers, air compressors and hot water system), eleven bulk commodity bins, and two bulk liquid storage tanks. The process additions included the installation of three complete cereal production lines with fully automated final packaging.




LEED New Construction v3 Gold
LEED New Construction v3 Silver
LEED New Construction v2.2 Silver


  • To meet rapid growth in the hummus and chilled dips sector, Sabra enlisted Dennis Group to provide full design-build services for the world’s largest hummus facility.

Project Highlights

     Named “Food Plant of the Year” by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine

  • The initial facility was 120,000 SF which included a 40,000 SF finished goods distribution center – a 100,000 SF expansion was added later in less than 14 months from concept to commissioning.
  • Dennis Group took a highly manual operation in Sabra’s former location in Astoria, New York and transformed it into a fully-automated operation giving Sabra a more than 200 percent capacity increase.
  • A custom integrated CIP system ensures the product is never exposed to the manufacturing environment and that the finished product is not handled until it has been hermetically sealed.
  • The project attained LEED Gold and LEED Silver Certifications for energy savings, environmental impact and sustainability.
    • A massive water collection system allows for the reuse of 500,000 gallons of rain and process water each year
    • Low VOC levels were specified for all paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives, and carpet systems
    • Composite wood products are free of urea-formaldehyde
    • Outdoor air ventilation far surpassed the recommended guidelines of ASHRAE


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