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Riviana Foods

Rice Processing Facility | Memphis, TN

2009 Excellence in Construction in the category of Industrial $25 - $100 million
2010 City of Memphis, City Engineer’s Award for Excellence
2010 ACEC Honor Award, Special Projects 

  • Project Management
  • Master Planning
  • Permitting
  • Survey
  • Civil Design
  • Architecture
  • Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing 

Riviana’s 426,000-square-foot facility, the largest rice processing plant in North America, consolidated its Memphis and Houston operations into a single facility that includes a 190,000-square-foot warehouse; a 120,000 square feet for regular rice packaging; 78,000 square feet for rice processing; plus storage, office, and ancillary areas.

Given the multiple functions of the facility - receiving of grain, storage of grain, processing for multiple product lines, packaging, high bay storage and shipping by truck and rail - numerous design challenges had to be addressed and resolved to meet the demanding schedule.

Site layout was a challenge as well.  Phasing around an existing rail line was required, but the construction of a new rail spur defined the site.  The location of the new spur dictated the location and elevation of the proposed plant and the civil design evolved from it.



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Corporate Headquarters

6363 Poplar Avenue, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38119

(901) 726-0810 or (800) 844-0810

(901) 272-6911


  • US Green Building Council
  • Energy Star
  • GSA
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