Always looking to improve their customer’s experience with their products, Kraft Heinz created a new, creamier product for their iconic macaroni and cheese.
However, in order to get it from concept to store shelves, their Wausau, Wisconsin facility, maker of the cheese powder, required an expansion and remodel. Dean Snyder Construction was enlisted to provide start-up and general construction services in order for the plant to run the new formulation.
The new recipe required building upgrades, new liquid and powder handling systems, and a complex clean-in-place (CIP) sanitation system to achieve production needs. DSC utilized 3D scanning technology and drones in the design process due to existing construction challenges. Upon completion, the project improved employee safety and ergonomics and provided a production increase of more than 40%.
The DSC team led the design, construction, and equipment installation of the entire new facility without affecting the existing operations of the Wausau Plant.
This past February, DSC was excited to learn ProFood World, a leading food & beverage manufacturing publication, announced Kraft Heinz as one of three winners of the 2021 Manufacturing Innovation Award for their modernized equipment system of the new cheese formulation in Wausau! These awards recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging innovation projects involving greenfield plants, expansion and renovation projects, or line upgrades. ProFood World will honor winners of the fifth annual Manufacturing Innovation Awards at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in September 2021.
Congratulations to our friends at Kraft Heinz!