Food Engineering Magazine Article: “Stop the leaks before they stop your business”

James Yerke, PE, CEM, Section Manager and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, was featured in this Food Engineering Magazine article that discusses inefficiency and loss/costs caused by physical leaks within a facility, namely air and water, and different tools available to find them and fix them. Leak problems will exacerbate further as time goes on, increasing costs if not corrected. When it comes to leaks, it’s in your best interest to dig into the issue before the issue digs into your bottom line. Continue Reading →

Food Manufacturing Magazine Article: “Risk, Opportunities With Used Equipment”

David Young and Jim Swope, PMP, senior project managers at SSOE Group, wrote a newly published article in Food Manufacturing Magazine discussing the advantages of pre-owned manufacturing equipment and some of the challenges related to its utilization. Between food and personnel safety, operational productivity, and overall integrity, there is a lot to think about in relation to equipment. Choosing the right used equipment can significantly cut costs while also shortening lead time—a winning combination serving to improve the bottom line without sacrificing quality. Continue Reading →

Food Quality & Safety Magazine Article: “Selecting, Retrofitting, and Integrating Used Equipment”

The article “Selecting, Retrofitting, and Integrating Used Equipment” in Food Quality & Safety Magazine’s August/September 2014 issue serves as an informative overview on how to better choose pre-owned food processing equipment and the significant savings in capital and time it yields. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Magazine Article: “36th Annual Plant Construction Survey, The Push for ROI”

Food Engineering’s 36th Annual Plant Construction Survey reports that last year there was an increase in reportable projects over the previous year. This trend is expected to continue into 2013 and beyond. SSOE’s Ken Gruenhagen, Food and Consumer Products Division Manager, comments on the factors he believes to play a part in this increase, what projects are of upmost importance to plant and facility managers, and what he expects for the future as capital plans are made. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Magazine Article: “Energy Management – Crunching the Numbers”

Ryan Beat, Electrical Engineer in SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products Division, is featured in Food Engineering Magazine’s May 2013 issue. The article focuses on the ongoing practice of reducing energy usage, Continue Reading →

Andrew Mekus Named 2013 Young Engineer of the Year

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 19, 2013 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Andrew Mekus, PE, has been named “Young Engineer of the Year” by The Toledo Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). Andrew is a chemical engineer in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office and has been with the firm since 2005. Continue Reading →