Pinnacle Foods needed to expand and improve the existing plant infrastructure at the St. Elmo, IL food processing plant, in order to manufacture their newly-acquired Wish-Bone® salad dressings line. Korte & Luitjohan, Contractors, Inc. was selected to install the tilt-up concrete package that encompassed the 37,000 square foot addition to the existing plant.
Prior to expansion, the plant employed about 85 people and hoped to add approximately 90 more to its roster.
The tilt-up concrete panel package consisted of pouring and erecting 12” thick insulated concrete wall panels. In order to maintain the tight project schedule, Korte & Luitjohan installed a 6” high casting bed to pour the tilt-up panels on since the structural steel was already in place.