Case Farms has been producing high-quality chicken products since 1986. To meet the Southeast’s growing demand for responsibly raised poultry, Case Farms chose to expand one of its existing processing facilities in Dudley, NC.
This project included two phases that took place simultaneously.
Case Farms’ original process required product to be transported off site and frozen in a blast freezer. This process strained goals for quality and product loss. It also required significant human interaction (14 touches).
Primus’ in-house automation division developed a more efficient material flow plan that included the following steps:
This new, innovative approach moves product through the facility faster, safer, reduces energy and reduces cost.
Primus completed the construction phase with zero interruptions to ongoing activities. One of the innovative solutions the Primus design team implemented to achieve this was Point Cloud. A scan of the existing facility was uploaded to Revit and used to accurately portray existing conditions. Conveyance and other equipment was imported into the model and could be checked for interferences before construction began.