Sanderson Farms selects Tindall for new poultry processing plant
Tindall Corporation, a national leader in precast concrete, recently completed the precast concrete structures for Sanderson Farms, Inc.’s new poultry processing plant in Palestine, TX and has been selected to deliver precast for Sanderson’s new facility in St. Pauls, NC. Sanderson’s processing operations include feed mills, hatcheries, administrative offices and waste water treatment facilities.
Tindall’s single-source precast concrete project approach includes complete engineering and design coordination with other critical building systems, fabrication of all precast components at one of Tindall’s fully enclosed fabrication facilities and just-in-time delivery and installation of the precast building components on-site.
Complex food processing facilities, such as Sanderson Farms, benefit from the high-quality and multi-purpose factory-fabricated components and accelerated construction completion that precast concrete is able to provide. The high-performance, insulated architectural wall panels provide the exterior visual features of the facility and the insulated and energy-efficient thermal building envelope for the varied interior room environments, ranging from refrigerated to ambient. The interior smooth surfaces are necessary in certain processing areas where clean design features support food safety and hygiene that are critical to the overall facility operations and good manufacturing practices.
Sanderson’s Palestine, TX facility includes over 170,000 square feet of space constructed with precast concrete column, beam and roof members that include sanitary design features and support process equipment, roof-mounted mechanical equipment and piping systems. Rapid delivery and installation of the precast concrete structure provided other construction trades earlier access and installation schedules and provided Sanderson earlier beneficial occupancy of the facility. Tindall’s San Antonio, TX facility delivered the Palestine, TX project in 2015, while construction of the St. Pauls, NC facility will be supported by Tindall’s Petersburg, VA plant in 2016.
Founded in 1947, Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen poultry and other prepared food items. Employing more than 11,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 13 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third-largest poultry producer in the United States.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, Tindall Corporation is one of North America’s largest precast concrete companies with five locations providing design, manufacture and installation of precast, prestressed concrete structural systems, architectural cladding systems and underground utility structures. In 2015, Tindall ranked 5th in the Top 20 Specialty Concrete Contractors in the United States and 77th overall in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors.