Designing and Building Facilities That Nourish the Future

Modern facilities help manufacturers deliver quality food and beverages to consumers.

"Through innovation and precision, we're crafting the future of food and beverage facility design and construction, providing efficiency, safety and quality in every project we undertake."

Jon Wright

Senior Vice President, Buildings Market Lead


(ENR, 2024)


(ENR, 2024)







Reliable Facilities for Improved Food and Beverage Processing

Delivering quality food and beverages to consumers requires modern manufacturing and packaging facilities that leverage innovation and efficiency. While you’re working on feeding the world, we’re here to plan, design and construct the facilities that make it happen. From site selection and construction to startup and commissioning, Burns & McDonnell designs and builds facilities with the cutting-edge technology required to automate key processes and boost overall production.


Markets We Serve



Food Ingredients and agriculture

Frozen and prepared

Pet food


Chocolate and Confectionery

Services We Offer

  • Construction
  • Controls & Automation
  • Estimating
  • Packaging Design
  • Pre-Capital Planning
  • Process Design
  • Project Management
  • Refrigeration
  • Safety
  • Structural Design
  • Supplier Management
  • Wastewater

Execute Critical EPC Projects

Our integrated design-build team brings a single source of accountability to the design and construction of your project. It allows us to move at a faster pace as a unified team because we have all services in-house and can streamline processes. Our designers and construction professionals already work side by side, giving you greater flexibility in finding the right resources for your project with our ability to prioritize. While only 5% of projects in the industry as a whole finish within 10% of goals for costs and schedule, according to the Construction Industry Institute, the rate for Burns & McDonnell projects tops 95%.


Streamline Your Manufacturing Operations

From site selection to facility optimization, innovation in manufacturing creates societal progress. Getting your trusted brands to the shelves fast requires massive support — sustainable facilities enhanced with automation, operational flexibility and physical and cybersecurity safeguards, all wrapped within cutting-edge design that accounts for and optimizes every inch of space. Our comprehensive manufacturing solutions enhance the products that shape consumers’ quality of life. Learn how our adaptable, customized solutions maximize manufacturing facilities to make consumer products that enrich lives worldwide.

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Optimize Your Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed supply-chain vulnerabilities. As we move forward, identifying creative and resilient solutions is critical to procure the equipment and materials needed for safe, reliable and efficient project execution. Our team focuses on building relationships with networks that are right for your needs and the proper distribution of your products, providing the service and speed-to-market you need at a cost that fits your master plan. To make this happen, our team provides detailed analysis to help you make major sourcing and site selections prior to finalizing capital spending plans for multiple sites, taking into account distributors in the area. Our team will also conduct a supply chain optimization test to provide your facility with guidelines for top-of-the-line operation of your manufacturing distribution supply chain.



Christopher Yows

Senior Business Development Manager

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