Miles Ridgway, president of Summit Livestock, said Wrap-the-Equipment customized designs are definitely game-changers for the future demands of the industry. "Summit Livestock's facility design eliminates the need for a full building to house your equipment and birds. It reinforces the cage-free roosts, using them as the super-structure for houses, wrapping the equipment with insulated metal panels. Our construction processes dramatically shorten the construction schedule, leading to greater profit potential, and cost savings in labor and materials."
Summit Livestock's first facilities are a result of working closely with Rose Acre Farms, one of the nation's largest egg producers. Together, Summit and Rose Acre Farms are designing and building innovative cage-free layer houses across the U.S. Featured in a Wrap-the-Equipment case study are 10 unique buildings housing cage-free layers producing 1.1 billion eggs per year. The case study highlights additional innovations including intensive project management and new innovations that offer vast improvements and proficiencies in the egg drying process, water treatment, and facility cooling systems. Details of that case study can be found on Summit Livestock's Wrap-the-Equipment dedicated website which will provide frequent updates.
Bahler said Summit Livestock has a strong history in protein facility construction excellence. "In this case, we explored the many challenges facing producers in the shift to cage-free facilities. We put our people, their passion, and their technical engineering capabilities to work to creatively design, engineer and build low-stress protein facilities that are productive and cost-effective for the producer. It's about out-thinking old ways, and collaboratively creating cost-effective solutions. It's about leading the way in responsible cage-free egg production while providing sustainable, long-term viability to our customers and the industry."
Summit Livestock Facilities is a pioneer in the development and construction of innovative protein-producing livestock facilities. Their facilities do more than house animals—they improve animal health and production, reduce operational inefficiencies, solve regulatory issues, and alleviate social concerns. Their reputation for structural integrity, quality materials, and professionalism stands strong today. Summit Livestock's goal is to build better lives. They go beyond buildings to create innovative and cost efficient livestock facilities and forming long-lasting relationships and partnerships. True to their guiding principles, they do right, on time, with excellence.
Cathie Hartung, Director of Marketing
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