Smithfield Farmland approved a project to design, purchase, and install a 6000-pound-per-hour Pizza Topping Process System at the Cumming, Georgia, facility. As Project Engineer, I was charged with implementing and completing this project on time and on budget. With a conservative capital budget of $8.5 million and an extremely aggressive time line, I knew it would be imperative that I source a contractor that could out-perform. I do not recall who recommended your group; however, utilizing the RHC group proved to be the key in the overall success of the project.
With the project now completed as scheduled, I want to commend Mark Withrow on his outstanding performance. His ability to lead men and perform under the most challenging environments sets him apart from most. With no real defined scope, limited information required for planning, and the aggressive time line, Mark and his team were forced to design and install “on the fly” and Mark met the challenge. His ability to resolve issues without hesitation were most impressive.
I would also like to commend Kenny Powell for his outstanding performance during this project. He was also a key component to the success of the project. Kenny demonstrated the ability and leadership required to facilitate a professional installation.
In closing, I would like to thank your entire team for a job well done. I look forward to utilizing your group for future projects.