HyLife Pork Processing Plant

A new, 98,500 sq.ft. pork processing facility that would improve employee welfare, update food safety procedures to global standards, maximize return on investments, and improve efficiency for the facility and processes - all while minimizing disruption to current production - was a tall order from HyLife Foods. KGS Group gladly took on the challenge with this Neepawa-based client.

The cornerstone of a $125 million investment, the new plant features a state-of-the-art cut floor, packaging area, storage coolers, palletizing/shipping, and utility spaces. KGS provided conceptual design, cost estimate and value engineering services to support project funding. Detailed design of the facility to global meat industry standards was also provided by KGS Group, as well as the design of building utility service upgrades, integration of vendor equipment, procurement management and construction engineering support for this fast-track project.

Using state-of-the-art technology and custom solutions, our innovative design resulted in reduced waste, improved employee welfare and increased production, and has helped HyLife turn its investment into a competitive advantage on the world stage while generating 165 permanent jobs in the local community. Requiring a truly multi-discipline approach, the project was completed on time and on budget.

Key Project Attributes:

  • Improved plant efficiency – increased throughput of 1250 hogs/day (to 7,500 hogs/day)
  • Integration of cutting-edge processing equipment reducing repetitive strain and increasing yield per carcass
  • Over 1.1 kilometers of conveyance equipment providing efficient and linear material handling
  • Local job creation for construction trades – 90% Manitoba sourced with 45% from the local Westman region