Skjodt-Barrett Foods Chooses Cornerstone FoodFloor® in New Facility
Indianapolis, April 20, 2012
Cornerstone Flooring recently finished installing an 80,000 square foot flooring system for Skjodt-Barrett Foods’ new organic infant nutrition production facility in Lebanon, Indiana. In an industry that demands the highest level of food safety, the Cornerstone FoodFloor® system installed will play a crucial part in the success of Skjodt-Barrett’s newest production line.
“When you’re dealing with infant nutrition, there is absolutely no room for a mistake or potential contaminant,” says Kevin Mooi, Skjodt-Barrett’s plant operations manager. “We needed a flooring system we could trust and would hold up to the 24-hour production and cleaning program we are running.”
In addition to installing an anti-microbial polyurethane matrix flooring system that meets all USDA, FDA, Kosher certification, and other industry specific regulations, the Cornerstone installation team needed to work around an ever-changing construction schedule.
“We had the Cornerstone team jumping through hoops during the whole project because we had several different projects ongoing at all times,” says Mooi. “Cornerstone adapted very well to all the changes we threw at them on a daily basis and made the floor installation one of the easiest aspects of this new production facility,’ he adds.
Some of the key features of the Cornerstone FoodFloor® resinous flooring system installed in the Skjodt-Barrett plant are the precision installation around the facilities kettles, mixers, cookers, and IMP boards. The level of detail to all fixtures provides the highest level of protection against microbial growth throughout the production floor.
“I’ve been a facility manager in both the military and the infant nutrition industry for over 20-years, and I’ve seen a lot of floors applied,” says Mooi. The time and effort that Cornerstone put into this flooring system, and the way they seal up all the fixtures to our equipment, I’ve never seen anything this good before.”