Salas O’Brien is proud to announce our partnership with the Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) in developing a cutting-edge soybean processing plant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Leveraging our extensive expertise in the oilseed industry and construction management, this state-of-the-art facility will integrate capabilities for soybean crushing and soybean oil refining.

Aligned with our commitment to sustainability, the new plant will meet the increasing demand for sustainable food sources.

On June 27, 2024, Salas O’Brien participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility, which is set to create over 100 jobs. The plant will boast an annual soy crushing capacity of 1,500,000 MT, an annual edible (RBD) and an annual edible (RBD) soybean oil production capacity of 320,000 MT.

The Salas O’Brien team at the groundbreaking for the LDC new plant in Sandusky: (L to R) Andrew Motes, Site Safety Compliance Director; Adam Benjey, Senior Director of Construction and Procurement; Michael Ayala, Director of Business Development;  Rosario Ferraro, Director of Construction Safety; Dominika Graham, Managing Principal; Tim Burnham, Senior Managing Principal, Process and Manufacturing; Donald King, Site Leader & Construction Program Manager; Grant Mitchell, Director of Food and Agriculture Projects

Our team of over 500 process and manufacturing professionals, drawn from our 30+ site management resources across North America, brings industry-leading expertise in site, construction, quality, and project management. We prioritize safety, time efficiency, and cost savings in every project. Our team is applying their experience in owner representation and ensuring the timely procurement of materials, resources, and contracts to serve the needs of our clients effectively.

Salas O’Brien remains dedicated to advancing sustainable practices within the industry while delivering exceptional results for our clients.

Salas O’Brien was chosen to manage the Louis Dreyfus Company’s plant construction, reinforcing leadership, strengthening industry capabilities, efficiency, and global partnerships, contributing to a sustainable and prosperous future for the oilseeds industry.
Grant MitchellManaging Principal, Salas O’Brien

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is an engineering and technical services firm focused on advancing the human experience through the built environment. Our team is engineered for impact, helping clients achieve critical goals, advancing our team members through growth and opportunity, and operating at the center of important global issues including sustainability and decarbonization. We are a top firm as ranked by Engineering News-Record and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and we have appeared for the past ten years on the Inc. 5000 list of North America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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