Lebanon, IN



Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


Skjodt-Barrett Foods, Inc.

Services Provided

  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Fabrication
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Process Controls
View inside of the Skjodt-Barrett Foods manufacturing facility

Value Delivered

Canadian based Skjodt-Barrett Foods selected Shambaugh as the Design-Build contractor for their first U.S. facility, located in Lebanon, Indiana. Shambaugh self-performed, on a Design-Build basis, all of the mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and temperature controls.

Additionally, 3D modeling was utilized to integrate Skjodt-Barrett’s cook kettles with Shambaugh-designed and installed platforms (a 500 square foot stainless steel platform) and prefabricated process piping and utilities. The project was completed under budget and on schedule.

Client Objectives

Skjodt-Barrett’s objective for this project was to renovate a newly acquired, existing 215,000-square-foot building. The facility needed to be converted from a door and window manufacturing facility into an infant nutritionals and fruit snack manufacturing facility.

Scope of Services

The manufacturing facility consisted of the following spaces: raw ingredients receiving and staging area, dry goods staging area, wet processing/batching area, CIP room, filling and packaging room, finished goods area, boiler room, chiller room, maintenance area, and QC Lab.

Highlights include:

  • First U.S. facility for Canadian-based infant nutritionals and fruit snack manufacturer
  • Renovation of 215,000-square-foot food processing facility
  • Approximately 21,000-square-feet of processing/packaging space
  • Preformed and form-fill-and-seal flexible pouch packaging
  • Use of 3D modeling to integrate owner and Shambaugh-supplied equipment/platforms/prefabrication
  • From conceptual design to first process wet tests and product trials in three months


One key factor in selecting Shambaugh was Skjodt-Barrett’s desire to have process systems and support utilities ready for wet tests and product trials three months after the completion of the conceptual design.

Shambaugh’s industry-leading fabrication facilities and extensive field resources were key in being able to deliver this project. In this short window of time, four batching systems, platforms, piping, wiring, and the owner’s pre-formed and form-fill-and-seal flexible pouch packaging equipment was installed and ready for production.