Food & Beverage Industry Alliances

Our relationship with Anheuser-Busch, which spans more than 40 years, over 200 separate contracts, and in-place constructed value in excess of $4 billion, makes Morrison-Knudsen the foremost designer and builder of breweries in the world. Under contract to food processors such as Kraft and General Mills/Pillsbury, we have provided facility and process design solutions for the production of cheese, meats, baked goods, cake mix, cereal, prepared entrees, snack foods, soups and yogurt.


Our company has been providing complete facility management services (FM) in support of the Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, IL. Today, under a “Master Global Facilities Services Agreement,” Morrison-Knudsen and our suppliers employ over 2,900 people performing FM services at 15 Caterpillar sites worldwide. We add value and drive savings through the delivery of a consistent service model, consolidation of subcontractors, and leveraging a shared services concept.

General Motors

Morrison-Knudsen has worked continuously for GM since 1977. GM awarded us our fourth Q.S.P. (Quality, Service, Price) Award. Currently we are supervising over 800 UAW skilled trades in the performance of maintenance services at 19 GM plants in the central U.S. Recent projects have included the construction of the Cadillac CTS assembly plant at Lansing, Ml, design and construction of a new and expanded engine manufacturing plant at Tonawanda, NY, and a custom, high-performance engine assembly facility at Wixom, Ml.


Our company provides complete facilities management services in support of Monsanto’s 1.1-million-square-foot agricultural research complex in St. Louis, MO. The company services include: building operation and maintenance, facility systems engineering, research equipment support, move management, grounds keeping, and technical and safety support. Using plant biotechnology, genomics, and breeding, Monsanto provides agricultural solutions to improve productivity and reduce the costs of farming.

Holcim Cement

Morrison-Knudsen, in joint-venture with Alberici, is building one of the world ‘s largest cement plants 55 miles south of St. Louis, MO. The facility’s single kiln will produce 12,000 metric tons of clinker per day (4 million tons per year), making it the largest single clinker production line in the world. The facility will have the most advanced equipment and technology available, providing for emission limits among the lowest of any cement plant in the U.S. and the world.

Sanofi Pasteur-Fill/Finish Facility


Sanofi Pasteur-Fill/Finish Facility, Swiftwater , PA – Sanofi Pasteur, one of the world’s largest vaccine producers, selected our company to design, construct, and validate their new vaccine production facility at Swiftwater, PA. Under a fullĀ­ servic contract, the company worked with Sanofi Pasteur to obtain final approval for the plant and its processes from the U.S. FDA. The new facility represents the single largest investment ever approved globally by the client’s parent organization, Sanofi-Aventis Group.

Georgia – Gulf

We performed front-end design, detailed engineering, procurement, and construction for a 200,000-ton-per-year polyvinyl chloride production unit at Plaquemine, LA. Built to expand PVC production at an existing complex, the unit contains suspension batch polymerization, stripping and recovery, and drying operations, including the recycle of hot water streams for heat recovery. Solid product is sent to existing bulk resin storage/shipping facilities. Reactor and stripping tower designs were based on existing facilities.


Morrison-Knudsen has been providing a full range of facilities management services at Tektronix’ manufacturing complex in Beaverton, Oregon. At this 22-building, 1.7-million-square-foot facility, Tektronix produces measurement and color printing equipment and video systems. The scope of our company’s services include the maintenance of utility systems, building alterations, painting, minor repairs, reprographic, food, mail room, custodial support, and utilities systems engineering, as well as program administration.