Spreads Upgrade

Client: Confidential
Location: Southeastern U.S.


Our team designed, planned and oversaw the reconfiguration of more than 50,000 square feet of packaging area to better accommodate a client’s sold-out business. The project scope included incorporating new and existing equipment, including fillers, cappers, labelers, sleevers, traypackers, inspection systems and conveyors. The project used modeling and simulation to optimize layouts.


  • Preliminary engineering
  • Detailed design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Commissioning


Project successes included:

  • Replaced 90 percent of packaging equipment in place with minimal production impact to client’s existing operations
  • Increased packaging capacity by 20 percent — improved both reliability and rate
  • Met schedule and budget requirements while executing this challenging project in an operating plant with limited space
  • Analyzed, specified, bid and purchased $15 million of equipment in six weeks
  • Managed 12 shutdowns without startup incident
  • Completed project with no recordable injuries