Are you ready for it?
In just a few years, the world’s primary retailers will sell only cage-free eggs—equaling 70% of the market. The egg producers who act today and adapt to meet future demands will thrive. One egg producer has already started…
…and this is their story.
In 2015, Rose Acre Farms and Summit Livestock Facilities forged a forward-looking partnership to design and build 10 innovative cage-free egg facilities in 3 locations across the United States capable of producing 1.1 billion eggs a year, quickly and cost-effectively.
How will Summit Livestock Facilities do it?
- Invent a patent-pending facility design that turns cage-free roosts into the superstructure, shaving approximately 90 days off the standard construction schedule for cost savings in labor and materials.
- The Wrap-the-Equipment™ design changes the sequencing of erecting the building and installing the equipment by combining the two. This allows them to be completed simultaneously; compressing the overall timeline.
- Develop creative solutions in water treatment and facility cooling systems that turn the desert into a hospitable home for millions of birds.
- Create a unique egg-drying process to facilitate USDA labeling requirements and prevent mold issues.
Rigorous Project Management
- Apply decades of project management experience in livestock facility construction.
- Manage large-scale construction sites simultaneously across the United States.
- Provide a single-source turnkey solution that uses the EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) model, unique in agricultural construction.
- In-house team of engineers, designers and project managers that allow for control and predictability for Producers.
- Focused on building trust-based relationships.
- Deep understanding of cage installation processes and sequencing.
- Drawing on over 50 years of experience in sequencing, flow and staging for construction projects.
The opportunity is here—the time is now.
See how engineering technology, project management processes, innovations, people, places and more are coming together to help protein producers overcome the challenges facing their operations.
The future is open for business
To understand how the most innovative cage-free egg facilities ever known were hatched, you must start at the beginning. There, you’ll find a unique approach to project management and thinking that goes outside the cage.
See our innovations come to life
More than project management. More than a traditional general contractor. Simply, more than you expect. We deliver:
- Predictability in an unpredictable world
- Control over timeline and budget
- Faster speed to market
- Rigorous up-front planning
- Project management process unique to livestock facility construction
- Proven track record on safety
- Quality materials and processes
Thinking Outside the Cage
Going bigger, faster, and smarter is possible when you’re free to discover new ideas, such as:
- Patented facility design; Wrap-the-Equipment utilizes the roost equipment as the facility’s superstructure.
- Revolutionary egg-drying process
- Innovative water treatment solution
- Cutting-edge facility cooling system
- Flexible solutions that give you the power to improve the bottom line without affecting quality