Masa Corn Flour Mill - Henderson, Ky.
Valley Grain Products, Inc.
Ibberson provided design, engineer and construct services for a new masa flour processing facility.
At the time of construction, Valley Grain Products (VGP) was involved in the Human-consumption food corn and food corn products industry, and had gained the reputation as the technological leader in the food corn industry. In 1992, ADM purchased VGP.
The project consisted of an expandable corn flour (masa) processing facility with the capabilities of receiving, cooking, steeping, wet milling, drying, dry milling, bulk storage and packaging of corn into corn flour (masa). Steeping and drying is done at a capacity of 7.5 tons per hour, but is expandable to 15 tons per hour. The remainder of the facility was initially designed and constructed to have a capacity of 15 tons per hour.
The building structures included a processing area and packaging area constructed of precast concrete panels; a multi-story, reinforced concrete slipform mill; and warehouse and dock areas constructed with seven-foot reinforced stem walls, with the remainder of side wall and roof of corrugated metal free-span construction.
As general contractor, Ibberson was responsible for project coordination between the owner, engineers, subcontractors, and federal, state and local agencies; compliance with engineering codes; equipment and system supply; and overseeing all construction activities.