Flax Processing Facility

A year after the ribbon-cutting at its Sioux Falls plant, grain processing company Glanbia Nutritionals is adding new products to its offerings and beginning a push to get Midwestern farmers to grow some of the alternative grains it processes. Flax ingredients have been the major focus for Glanbia Nutritionals, but since moving to Sioux Falls, the plant has branched out into processing other types of seeds and grains, namely chia and quinoa.

The Sioux Falls processing plant sits near the junction of interstates 90 and 29. It was a spot scoped by Glanbia’s consulting company when it was looking to replace a plant that burned down in Manitoba, Canada. The Sioux Falls plant started production well ahead of its ceremonial ribbon cutting. It was up and running in November 2013.

 

Project Details:

This $23 million new flax processing facility was constructed in Sioux Falls on a fairly good site with minimal earthwork required. Our team provided geotechnical engineering and construction testing services on this facility that includes a 40,000 square foot warehouse and a five-story processing tower.  This tower was also placed by slip form and required around the clock monitoring.

Location:

Sioux Falls, SD

Duration:

2012 & 2013

Service provided:

Geotechnical Engineering
Construction Materials Testing