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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
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.