Farm to Table: How Spotts, Stevens, and McCoy Supports the Food Industry

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It takes a lot to bring a product to market. Experts in the food industry should focus on just that: food.

After all, addressing needs such as regulatory compliance, increased capacity, routine maintenance, and facility expansion shouldn’t take away from doing what they know best. That’s why farmers, processors, distributors, and even restauranteurs all turn to Spotts, Stevens, and McCoy.

SSM helps to secure prime locations, plan more efficient warehouses and distribution centers, conduct feasibility studies, upgrade utilities and building systems, improve traffic flow, and expand operations. By taking the lead on the engineering side, SSM enables its clients in the food industry to focus more on their core business.

This time of year is all about bringing food to the table. Here’s a little taste of some of the projects SSM has worked on:

Tyson Foods | New Pottsville Truck Repair Facility | SSM is providing comprehensive planning, engineering, and design services for the development of a Truck Repair Facility in Schuylkill County for Tyson Foods. The scope of work encompasses a wide range of services and a multi-disciplinary team. These services include boundary and topographic surveys, preliminary and final land development plans, stormwater management system design, water and sanitary sewer design, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection system design, electrical specifications and design, as well as structural retaining wall designs. Additionally, SSM is facilitating coordination of various municipal and regulatory approvals to ensure successful and timely completion of this project.

Joe Jurgielwicz & Son | Farm Electrical Upgrade | SSM provided electrical engineering services to Joe Jurgielwicz & Son, focusing on Electrical Permit Set of Plans for the Electrical Service Upgrade of a facility in Hamburg. The scope of services included review and verification of existing electrical distribution system, identification of electrical equipment for new power feeds, and determination of locations of additional power feeds from the new system. As part of the electrical upgrade project, SSM provided the Circuit Breaker Settings and Time Current Coordination (TCC) Curves for the new switchboard and in preparation for the NFPA 70E Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis. SSM’s Electrical Permit Set included a site plan, floor plans, specifications, schedules, and diagrams.

Pepperidge Farm | Trailer Parking Lot Land Development | SSM partnered with Pepperidge Farm for the planning and design of a new trailer storage parking lot in Lancaster County. The comprehensive land development services on this project included property survey services to update existing boundary and topographical data and coordination of a bedrock depth investigation with oversight by a licensed professional geologist. SSM also provided preliminary and final site development plans, as well as a complete stormwater management system design, including components needed for receipt of an NPDES permit. Also, SSM’s electrical engineering team provided design services, including design of general lighting, concrete bases, lighting control, and installation of underground space conduits.

Liberty Coca-Cola | SSM’s energy team provided Liberty Coca-Cola with building tune-up services for several of the company’s buildings located in the Philadelphia region. SSM conducted an evaluation of the building systems, identified opportunities for operational, maintenance, and management improvements, and coordinated implementation of corrective actions. Building tune-up services ensure the building systems are in a state of good repair and improvements generate both energy and water savings all while maintaining occupant comfort. In support of these efforts, a qualified tune-up specialist from the SSM team performed the required evaluations, identified necessary improvements, and produced a final report for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability for compliance with the city’s Building Energy Performance Program.

The Hershey Company | SSM provided The Hershey Company with review and recommendations to the company-wide Asbestos Operations Plan (Management Plan). Previously, SSM provided The Hershey Company with additional environmental services, as well as site engineering and infrastructure specification services.

Godiva Chocolatier | SSM provided Godiva Chocolatier assistance with revising and updating its Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. SSM’s scope of work included a site inspection, as-built drawings for storm and sanitary lines, and review, update, and recertification of the SPCC plan. Previously, SSM provided Godiva Chocolatier with environmental safety services, including an air permit application for installation of a new coating process.

Redner’s Markets | SSM provided Redner’s Markets with baseline environmental assessments and reporting. Additionally, SSM previously worked with Redner’s Markets as the primary underground storage tank consultant to manage the removal and closure of USTs at four facilities.

Sunsweet Growers | SSM provided Sunsweet Growers with environmental services to optimize the performance of the facility aerobic digester.

SSM has also worked for:

Learn more about how the work of Spotts, Stevens, and McCoy touches everyday life.

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