Even more compelling, the enhanced automation and streamlined construction of the mill’s interior meant product had to travel less from start to finish, maintenance could be done much easier and in a more timely fashion, and the whole plant could be run using less labor.
“We set out to create a facility that would allow us to achieve our goals for years to come,” says Allen. “Like everything Allen’s Hatchery sets out to do, we do it with quality in mind. This project and all those who touched it — the suppliers, engineers, local contractors, regulatory agency representatives and our construction partners — worked incredibly hard to maintain that pledge. We are extremely pleased with the results and have noticed a significant payback relative to throughput efficiencies and feed quality.”
A project like this also proves that it’s nice to know whom you can count on in crunch time.