The food and beverage industry plays a constant game of tug-of-war between an evolving customer base and ever-increasing food safety demands. New construction and renovations are huge capital investments and the sooner a facility can be built or renovated, the sooner it can begin producing a return on investment.
However, facility directors often lack the resources required to properly plan, budget, and manage these high-risk complex projects. Facilities and supply chain teams need a partner that can help them increase production, provide construction management staffing, mitigate costs, and ensure Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.
With decades of experience working within highly regulated food and beverage processing facilities, we help our clients deliver projects safely and under budget, and go to market quicker.
CSM Group’s food and beverage experts have a deep understanding of the unique requirements and ever-changing safety standards in food processing facilities. We handle all of the details, like shutdown schedules, vendor and supplier management, and labor shortages, so that you can focus on what matters most — delivering your product on time.
We help you go to market quicker by proactively managing the project schedule and aligning it with identified shutdowns, reducing the downtime you experience.
We make budgeting easy by creating detailed scopes of work to accurately forecast costs, allowing you to manage your capital spend more efficiently.
We perform facilities assessments to evaluate their current state, allowing you to prioritize capital spend and balance corporate expectations.
We provide project staffing to fill internal project management labor shortages and ensure that your projects are executed safely and on time.
CSM Group was a reliable partner to help us navigate our project at National Flavors. Their team treated it as if it was their own building and were honest and transparent in their approach to construction management.
CSM Group was a major factor in our successful relocation of production equipment from our Grand Rapids, MI plant to other existing facilities in our network. Their move management services were second to none; the use of tools like Bluebeam gave the contractors professional documents to bid against while keeping costs low compared to their competitors. I appreciated their attention to detail and thorough communication, as well as the management of the contractors that disconnected the equipment, provided custom protection/skidding, and shipping coordination.
Josh has played an instrumental part in developing CSM Group's food and beverage market in the two decades he has been with the company. Under his leadership, CSM Group currently manages capital projects for the country's largest food manufacturing companies and continues to find additional opportunities to leverage services outside of the traditional delivery model.