In 2007, what were total expenditures for manufacturing buildings and other structures in the US?

Perfecting Operations.
Creating Value.

To compete in a global marketplace, manufacturers and distributors need a lean, value-engineered approach to every operation, and a design team that understands efficiency, profitability, and adaptability. Through close collaboration and analysis, our integrated teams use industry-tested tools and methodologies to optimize operations. Whether remodeling an existing space, updating for sustainability, or planning and creating a brand new facility, we apply 55 years of industrial project experience to create right-sized solutions that are safe and operationally excellent.

The manufacturing industry accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

9 percent of the U.S. workforce is employed in manufacturing.

Food, Distribution & Manufacturing Leadership

Jeremy J. Klysen

Jeremy J. Klysen, PE

Vice President

Market Sector Leader - Food / Distribution / Manufacturing


Jeremy specializes in the design of food, distribution and manufacturing facilities. He enjoys a deserved reputation for innovation — from designing and developing a smarter way to transport perishable items, to fine-tuning, right-sizing and value-engineering a $300 million distribution center. His projects include expansions, renovations, and new campuses that encompass distribution, corporate offices, processing and packaging spaces, and asset recovery and transportation maintenance facilities. With a special expertise in refrigeration engineering, Jeremy is an expert in the design of industrial refrigeration and cooling systems, and in enhancing the efficiency of these facility types.

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Daniel J. Rathbun

Daniel J. Rathbun

Market Sector Leader-Food/Distribution/Manufacturing


Dan is a highly regarded industry leader with extensive expertise in the utility, technology, manufacturing and food processing industries. His special proficiency with food and beverage processing operations supports the firm’s growth in Food, Distribution & Manufacturing.In addition, Dan has extensive knowledge in sustainable water, wastewater, and energy conservation design, capitalizing on synergies with LEO A DALY’s program-management brand, LAN. His years of practice provide industrial clients with safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure design.

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Food, Distribution & Manufacturing Outlook

Storage Facility Design

Ever wonder about the why's and how's of storage facility design? Why is the facility in a particular location? How do architects deal with different design issues? How does design enable incoming/outgoing of goods? Take a few minutes and find out!