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“The Distribution Center Design-Build Experts”

“Productive material and cost

handling systems

effective construction =

reduced labor costs and competitively priced items for your customers Food Tech specializes in the planning, engineering and construction of distribution centers for retailers, wholesalers and third party logistics providers. Your distribution facilities play an important role in your ability to cost eectively distribute a wide range of competitively priced items to your customers. Our emphasis is therefore on ensuring that your material handling systems are as productive as possible and that upfront construction costs and day to day maintenance/ energy expenses are as low as possible.

“Experienced professionals =



From the countries largest national

retailers to the regional wholesaler, Food Tech has extensive experience in both large and small expansions/ renovations throughout North and South America. Successful projects are all about

From left: The Food Tech Management Team outside the corporate office, from L to R: Luke Heffernan, PE (President/CEO), Linda Turrell (VP Finance/Administration), Mike Golden (Executive Vice President), John McGlasson (VP Facility Planning) & Bob Ross, PE (VP Project Management).”

the people involved and we encourage you to review the resumes of our principals

Food Tech Partners

and engineering/construction staff. Food Tech owners Luke Heffernan, P.E.

Luke Heffernan,P.E. P.E. Luke Heffernan,

and Mike Golden each have over 20 years

Mr. Heffernan is aplanning, licensed professional engineer with experience in the design & construction of food process plants over 25 years experience in the planning, and refrigerated warehouse distribution centers. design and construction of food and beverage process plants.

Mr. Heffernan is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years

in distribution center design/build experience – they have a vested interest

- B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point - M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

- B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point - M.S CM Engineering, University of Illinois

in your project’s success. Mike Golden Mike Golden

Mr. Goldenisisaalicensed licensed builder 20 years Mr. Golden builder withwith overover 20 years experience in facility planning andin design/build project implementation for food experience facility planning and design/buildsolutions projection processors and distributors. implementation solutions for food processors. - B.A. University of Redlands University of Redlands -- B.A. Carpenters Apprenticeship Program

- Carpenters Apprenticeship Program

A Food Tech Partner is assigned to oversee each and every project we perform to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of service and the proper application of our unequalled food industry experience.

“The right approach”

Facility Planning

There are many ways you can elect to expand or

build your new facility and each approach has its own pros/cons. At Food Tech, we are flexible and happy to

work in any capacity the best serves the project. Our services can be performed independently or joined together for a turn-key, single source responsibility approach. For the lowest construction costs, highest quality levels and shortest schedule our

Master Site Planning

recommended approach is: • Planning or feasibility study by experienced engineers to realistically determine material handling systems, facility layout, design requirements, cost and schedule. • Detailed architecture/engineering

and bid packages by experienced engineers. • Competitive bidding of all trades at the

supplier/subcontractor level to eliminate any middlemen or pyramiding of fees which

Architecture/ Engineering

allows us to buy out the project at the lowest prices the market will bear.

“The Distribution Center



Phase II Expansion

Design-Build Experts�



Food Tech’s services can be performed

independently, or joined together for a single-source, turn-key, design-build project approach. Facility Planning • item/inventory based design year sizing • operational and productivity analysis • strategic logistics network analysis • material handling design • site master planning • architectural programming & preliminary design • estimating • scheduling Architecture/Engineering • industrial engineering/material handling design • civil engineering • architecture • cold storage insulation design • structural engineering • electrical engineering • mechanical engineering • refrigeration engineering Construction • design-build • construction management • project management

“ The Distribution Center Design-Build Experts”

“customer testimonials say it all” Food Tech helped us design and remodel several major facilities for Food Lion. The knowledgeable and professional staff at Food Tech made a substantive difference in the outcome of our projects, and the return on our investment. Pat Tagnani, Director of Project Coordination, FOOD LION, LLC

Food Tech did an outstanding job from concept through to start-up. Their professionalism and persistence resulted in a project that was on-time, on-budget and met all expectations. Jeffrey Poore, Senior Vice President, NASH FINCH COMPANY

“Food Tech builds a great structure and did an excellent job in controlling costs that they directly impacted. The project managers assigned to our expansion were very knowledgeable in many disciplines. These guys are upfront and give honest feedback”. Marion Ford, Dir. of Operations, Florence Division, INSTITUTION FOOD HOUSE

“ The Distribution Center Design-Build Experts” Food Tech’s projects with our UniPro family continue to grow. Food Tech’s staff recognizes the diversity of our membership, and continues to come up with solutions to match the project. The style of consultative services and project management in the words and actions of our membership speak volumes. We couldn’t have a better partner in this area. John L. Burke, Senior Vice President Logistics/Operations, UNIPRO FOODSERVICE INC.

What really makes the investment worthwhile is the manner in which Food Tech helped us integrate an older, less efficient facility with the new space, without affecting service to our customers. Our collaboration with them has been invaluable. Jeff Braverman, HAWKEYE FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTION, INC.

S-mart operates supermarkets in Northern Mexico. When the company decided to design and build its first perishables distribution center, Food Tech worked with our architects and engineers and with other consultants, in the design of the building, in the selection of the equipment and in the selection of contractors from two different countries. They also supervised the installation and start-up of the facility, which has now been operating smoothly for several years. Food Tech has extremely competent and responsible people. Guillermo Barney, Administrative V.P., S-MART MEXICANA S.A DE C.V. JUAREZ, MEXICO.

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