Lisa Diven

Lisa Diven
Business Development Manager
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P: 816-822-4355
F: 816-822-3452

Bill Sokolowsky

Bill Sokolowsky
Regional Manager, Food & Consumer Products
Email Bill
P: 630-724-3387
F: 630-724-3201

Fast, Flexible Solutions for Food and Consumer Product Applications

Fast, Flexible Solutions for Food and Consumer Product Applications

Burns & McDonnell has built a reputation of delivering outstanding projects in the food and consumer products industry. From preliminary engineering through procurement, construction and commissioning, we assist clients with fast-to-market, innovative solutions. A full range of integrated services allows the flexibility to successfully meet our clients’ process design and related engineering and environmental needs.

Full-Service Capability — Under One Roof

We are an engineering and construction firm with full-service capabilities to bring all elements of your project together: site selection, permitting, environmental remediation, water supply, wastewater, process design and integration, packaging, utilities/facilities, cogeneration, construction, startup and operator training.

Seamless EPC Integration

Engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project delivery from Burns & McDonnell establishes a team of client, designer, construction manager, subcontractors and quality control staff. This team works from conceptual design through post-construction to ensure efficient progress, quality and predictable outcomes.

This level of integration provides substantial benefits and predictable results. You can make intelligent project decisions based on schedule and cost.

  • Alternative energy
  • Compliance and permitting
  • Controls automation and systems integration
  • Consulting
  • Food safety
  • Infrastructure and utility
  • Integrated design-build
  • New product rollout
  • Technical solutions
  • Wastewater

Food Engineering Magazine Podcast: Corporate Sustainability Reporting for the Food and Beverage Industry

Burns & McDonnell Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)-certified corporate sustainability reporting (CSR) specialists discuss:

  • What is a CSR?
  • What is the GRI and the Food Processing Sector Supplement?
  • Why are companies producing CSRs?
  • What are latest CSR trends?

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  • Equipment integration
  • Process definition and flow
  • Heat and material balance
  • Line layout
  • Piping and electrical
  • Process controls
  • Equipment feasibility studies
  • New product commercialization
  • Building design
  • Site selection
  • Food-safe process design
  • Sanitary construction
  • Air permitting
  • Stormwater
  • Process safety management
  • Remediation
  • Storage tanks
  • Refrigeration
  • Boiler/compressed air/fluids
  • Electrical/cogeneration
  • HVAC
  • Capacity studies
  • Waste treatment design and upgrade
  • Waste minimization
  • Flow monitoring
  • Toxicity reduction


Food Processing: Food Manufacturing Facilities Design for Flexibility

Food Processing: Food Manufacturing Facilities Design for Flexibility

Smaller, more nimble food processing plants offer something different. Bill Sokolowsky, Food & Consumer Products manager for Burns & McDonnell, says the purpose of a new plant plays a big role in exactly what goes into the design.

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Waste Not: Put Lean Six Sigma to Work for You

Waste Not: Put Lean Six Sigma to Work for You

The Burns & McDonnell team of Chris Williams and Jeff Green are showing clients how to think lean, save money and operate more efficiently. They're also building strong relationships, much like the friendship the two of them formed more than a decade ago.

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New Project

Burns & McDonnell has been named the primary design firm for a new potato processing plant project for the J.R. Simplot Co. in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Founded in 1898, the firm has maintained credibility and stability as its skill and experience expands. With financial strength and agility, we're poised for growth.

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