Ajinomoto Foods North America


Ajinomoto Foods North America


This fast-tracked design-build project was conceived, designed, engineered, permitted, built, and certified for occupancy in just 12 months.

Consolidated Construction successfully managed process integration, budget and design, and meticulously managed project subcontractors through a compressed schedule for a on-time, on-budget completion.

To trim a whopping $10 million, Consolidated carefully evaluated every piece of the project through every division of work. Engineering was complex and included wastewater management, process- and refrigeration-planning with engineers based in Wisconsin and Missouri, who were working together for the first time.

This project earned a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

The project had a very bumpy start with another firm. Consolidated came on board after site selection was completed. They were able to execute the project on a very short timeline within the established budget. Consolidated brought their major partners to team very early to assist with sequencing of work, efficiency of design, and value engineering to keep a focus on cost during the entire process. They also helped get plans to the local municipality in less time. 
Consolidated’s people understood the importance of hygienic design, and the details that must be followed to construct a food plant. They also demonstrated the sense of urgency to drive the schedule, and keep subcontractors accountable for their commitments.
Because of their people, the process, the discipline, and their drive to meet customer expectations, Consolidated delivered on their commitment.
Randy Whisler
Vice President of Engineering & Continuous Improvement (Retired), Ajinomoto Windsor

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  • 91,858 SF 1st floor plant area; 40,666 SF warehouse, shipping and receiving areas; 9,137 SF office area; and 10,567 SF 2nd floor office and mechanical space
  • Used integrated blend of structural materials most appropriate for the activities performed in each major area, including conventional and pre-engineered materials, and 4” insulated metal panels
  • The facility’s three production lines produce frozen appetizers at a rate of up to 57,000 lbs. per hour, expandable to accommodate a fourth production line
  • Cooler and freezer warehouse areas, equipped with more than 1700 tons chiller and freezer capacity, are positioned at opposite sides of the facility to store raw materials and final product
  • Three fryer rooms accommodate high heat activities and fire prevention equipment
  • For wastewater treatment, a 31’ diameter equalization tank on slab was constructed on site, with 125,000 gallon nominal capacity. An accompanying 11’ diameter x 29’ high sludge tank, 2000 gallon caustic tank, and a 2000 square feet mechanicals building also services wastewater operations
ABC Award Gold