White Castle Systems


Shambaugh & Son, L.P.


White Castle Systems, Inc.

Services Provided

  • Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Process Controls
  • Waste Water Treatment
White castle worker using the ammonia refrigeration system at their processing facility

Value Delivered

This 32,000-square-foot Indiana meat processing facility produces 10,000 pounds of meat patties per hour. Shambaugh designed and installed over 298 tons of ammonia refrigeration and control systems in the facility.

Shambaugh also helped design and build the 51,000-square-foot Jefferstown facility to assemble, cook, package, and freeze over 4,000 pounds per hour of the famous White Castle sandwiches. Installation included a 430-ton, ammonia refrigeration system for batter making and final product cooling.

Client Objectives

White Castle Systems needed to build two new food processing facilities in Orleans, Indiana and Jefferstown, Kentucky.

Scope of Services

Shambaugh provided the following key functions:

  • Fast track Design-Build contracts
  • Alternative waste treatment design services
  • Performed innovative analysis for code compliance
  • Provided an innovative ammonia refrigeration and controls system design
  • Process piping, equipment setting, and utility systems installation, such as hydraulic conveyors, oil supply, air, water, and natural gas