JBS Meat Processing
When JBS needed an upgrade to their meat processing plant, they turned to Feyen Zylstra as a trusted food processing project partner. FZ helped JBS improve safety and production efficiency by enhancing the lighting systems and relocating electrical conduits. The facility’s carbon footprint was reduced through new fluorescent and induction lighting fixtures. Human machine interfaces (HMIs) were also added to automate more of the company’s production equipment, increasing cattle processing output.
Eight major shutdowns, lasting three to four days each, were required to complete the installation without production interruptions. FZ employees from the Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City areas rallied to meet the weekly manpower requirements of 30-40 employees on site, and 75% of the labor was completed during weekends to accommodate JBS’ production schedule. Since project completion, JBS continues to rely on FZ as their site electrical service provider.