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Sanderson Farms, Inc. — Processing Plant


Sanderson Farms, Inc.


Chas. N. Clark Associates Ltd.
Walter P. Moore and Associates


Vaughn Construction


Palestine, TX


170,000-sq.-ft. facility

Insulated for climate control

Complex included feed mill, hatchery, processing plant, and wastewater treatment plant


Simplifying the Process.

The Texas plant was the single source for design, fabrication, and erection for this complicated project. The new construction of Sanderson Farms spans across 170,000 square feet and is capable of processing 1.25 million chickens each week at full capacity. This total precast concrete structure contains mass amounts of equipment, both inside and out, including double tees that support hanging conveyor belts and miles of piping.


As a food processing plant, this construction required vast amounts of insulation in order to control temperatures in different parts of the facility, from room temperature in the bathrooms and offices, to well below freezing in the processing areas. To achieve this, Tindall supplied 248 insulated panels for use as exterior walls, which did not require additional insulation by the contractor, saving the client both time and money.

This project benefited greatly from all of the advantages of precast concrete construction, including durability, speed of construction, fire resistance, and the kind of clean, non-porous finishes needed for a food processing environment. No other material could have provided this complete list of benefits.