Plant Engineering Article: “Three Strategy Tips for Optimizing your Next Energy Assessment”

Plant Engineering Article: “Three Strategy Tips for Optimizing your Next Energy Assessment”
Eric Hopkins, PE, Senior Chemical Process Engineer and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in Plant Engineering where he explains how better energy assessments improve a plant's overall optimization and provides better data insights. He provides an in-depth analysis of three energy assessment strategies that should be considered to unlock value to improve your organization’s next energy assessment. Continue Reading →

Area Development Article: “First Person: Handling Plant Shutdowns and Re-Openings during the Pandemic”

Area Development Article: “First Person: Handling Plant Shutdowns and Re-Openings during the Pandemic”
Michael Vetter, PE, PMP, Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, was recently featured in a Q&A session with Area Development where he was asked about what companies are doing to keep their operations up and running and their employees safe during the COVID-19 crisis. During this session, he focuses on how the pandemic has affected SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products business and what those manufacturers are experiencing during these unprecedented times. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering: Food Engineering’s 43rd Annual Plant Construction Survey Article:

Food Engineering: Food Engineering’s 43rd Annual Plant Construction Survey Article:
Jens Ebert, PE, PMP, Principal Division Manager, and Tim Michalski, PE, Department Manager, both of SSOE Group, were recently featured in this Food Engineering magazine article. Based on the publication’s annual survey, this year’s article discusses how COVID-19 is overshadowing project planning and construction while decreasing already short labor supplies. Additionally, Editor Wayne Labs goes on to write three supplementary articles to discuss site-related issues, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) facility design criteria, and automation trends including integration and flexibility. Continue Reading →

Industry Today: “SSOE Increases Operational Transparency with Kanbanize”

Industry Today: “SSOE Increases Operational Transparency with Kanbanize”
Josh Zimmerman, Department Manager, Business Development, BIM2Fab Steel, and Jourdan Schermerhorn, AIA, PMP, Senior Project Manager, both of SSOE Group, were recently quoted in this Industry Today magazine article. This recently published article discusses how the implementation of Kanbanize across SSOE and training employees on the Kanban Method has brought several key results for the firm. To read the full article, click here. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Article: “Protecting against physical violence”

Food Engineering Article: “Protecting against physical violence”
Evan Baker, Data / Fire / Security (DFS) Manager and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, was recently featured in this Food Engineering magazine article. Addressing physical violence in the workplace is a growing priority for all, including food manufacturers, as workplace disasters continue to occur. This article discusses how a building’s design can incorporate many features to detect and keep out threatening people, as well as technology to analyze surveillance footage—freeing up security guards to focus on problem-solving and investigation. Continue Reading →