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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Aug 28, 2018

Building Your Distillery - Conceptual Development & Project Planning

If you’ve read our blog series “How to Build a Distillery,” you probably have a good, high-level overview of the steps it takes to escalate your project from simple napkin sketches to refined spirits production. But today, let’s dive into the...

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Aug 15, 2018

How to Build a Distillery | Step 5: Trust, But Verify – Demonstrating Completion

It’s been a long journey from planning, through design and procurement. And now, construction, for all intents and purposes, is complete. So it must be time to start distilling spirits, right?

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Aug 09, 2018

When a Controls System is Out of Control

A client came to us with a familiar problem: their bottling line had multiple efficiency and quality issues. Their system included a new packer and sealer with associated empty carton, full carton, and full bottle conveyor systems. The client was...

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Jul 31, 2018

How to Build a Distillery | Step 4: Time to Turn Plans Into Actions

We have reached a pivotal point in the five-step journey to bring your distillery from concept to production. Over the first three steps, we have guided you through defining the opportunity, establishing your team, and diving into the design...

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Jul 24, 2018

Utilizing Design-Build Delivery to Provide Water Treatment Solutions on a Deadline

Owners often look to design-build delivery as a means to accelerate the overall schedule for their water or wastewater project. In fact, schedule advantage was cited as the #1 reason for selecting design-build delivery in a recent survey of...

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Jul 18, 2018

Haskell Completes OSHA Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

As part of the Annual OSHA Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, Haskell had the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to safety and the protection of the craft professionals who engage our projects. Not only did Haskell accept...

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Jul 17, 2018

How to Build a Distillery | Step 3: Dive Into the Details With Your Team

As the craft distilling market has emerged, it has brought distilleries out of the darkness of aging warehouses. Distilleries today often become destinations by incorporating tasting rooms and allowing the public to interact with the distillation...

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Jul 10, 2018

6 Reasons Cans Are Better for Wine Packaging

From brunches to baseball games, the popularity growth in wine consumption, particularly among younger generations, is leading wine makers to consider a packaging option previously relegated almost exclusively to the beer and soda industry: cans.

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Jun 28, 2018

How to Build a Distillery | Step 2: Building the (Right) Team

Now that you’ve defined your business opportunity in Step One of our How to Build a Distillery series, it’s time to assemble your project execution team.

But this can’t be just ANY team.

For your project to succeed, you have to build the RIGHT...

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Jun 21, 2018

When it Comes to Safety, Seeing is Believing

Most every firm in the construction industry has safety related tools that illustrate their commitment to safety and care for the craft professional. These tools come in the form of slogans, policies, procedures and every form/checklist...

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Jun 14, 2018

How to Build a Distillery | Step 1: Define the Opportunity

 Whether you want to build your distillery from the ground up, expand what you already have, or modify an existing building; your first step is always the same. In fact, your first step and every step after that should always be the same. It...

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Apr 05, 2018

Methods to Achieve Sustainable Clean-In-Place

A clean-in-place (CIP) system is among the largest users of consumables at a hygienic processing plant. Presented here are tips for reducing the consumption of water, chemicals and time in CIP operations.

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Apr 03, 2018

Why We Need More Female Engineers

 View this article on Public Works Magazine.

If we want to attract—and keep—the best and brightest people, we have to stop looking at just half the population.

My mom was the smartest person I knew who never went to college. She read and talked...

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Dec 13, 2017

Air Flow Design: The Common Oversight in Food Plants | Part 4/4

 While we understand there are many nuances to airflow design and unique considerations based on the type of facility, layout of the facility and what is being produced in it, some of the common considerations that apply to most facilities...

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Dec 05, 2017

Haskell - A Global Leader in Food Safety - Completes Advanced FSMA Training

Congratulations to the 23 Haskell professionals who recently completed Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training and certification. The FDA-recognized PCQI training results in certification issued by the Food Safety Preventative...

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Nov 29, 2017

Project Contingency – Do I have enough?

Every large capital project will have unplanned and unexpected costs because it’s simply impossible to foresee and plan for every unknown. Successful project leaders focus on identifying and controlling costs and avoid having to approach the...

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Nov 14, 2017

Air Flow Design: The Common Oversight in Food Plants | Part 3/4

 While we understand there are many nuances to airflow design and unique considerations based on the type of facility, layout of the facility and what is being produced in it, some of the common considerations that apply to most facilities...

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Nov 10, 2017

Living Our Values: Employing Veteran Leadership

It’s a snowy, frigid morning on the job site in Toronto, a world away from the combat zones of the Middle East. But for Eric Ford, a retired Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army now employed as an Assistant Project Manager II for Haskell, the work...

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Oct 05, 2017

How to Build the Perfect Team

Experience has demonstrated that project success directly correlates to the team chosen to accomplish the project goals. Research supports the fact that teams with a broad base of experience; diverse mindsets and frequent communication perform at...

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Sep 18, 2017

The 3-Step Methodical Approach to Packaging Line Design

Designing a packaging line can be a complex task. In order to describe the process to our clients, our team has found it helpful to simplify the line design process into a three-step methodical approach. It is essential to begin with gathering...

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