Clemens Pork Processing

Clemens Clemens Clemens Building Interior
Waste Water Treatment Plant

Award Winning Project

  • 2019 ACEC Engineering and Surveying Excellence Merit Award

Clemens Food Group, a Pennsylvania based company, recently began construction of a new $250 million pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan.  The project is anticipated to generate $255.7M in total capital investment, bring 800 new jobs and have an initial production rate of 10,000 hogs per day.  To support Clemens Food Group’s new Pork Processing Facility, Byce & Associates, Inc. is responsible for the design of the associated 1.0 million gallons per day Waste Water Treatment Plant in collaboration with LD Docsa Associates, Inc. and Redox Water Technology B.V.  Byce & Associates, Inc. provided architectural and engineering services that included the design of the following various waste water tanks and building foundations:

Concrete Tanks

  • Two above-ground 132 feet in diameter by 23 feet tall Denitrification/Aeration Tanks.
  • One 66 feet in diameter by 20 feet tall above grade influent buffer tank.
  • One 33 feet in diameter by 20 feet tall above grade Re-use water tank with concrete lid=
  • One 24 feet by 17 by 17 feet deep underground contact tank (within the building).


  • 130 feet by 100 feet pre-engineered metal building with 2” insulated metal wall & roof panels.
  • 30 feet by 35 feet waste container room for two roll off containers.  Class 1, Division 1 rating requirement
  • 30 feet by 35 feet concrete equipment platform above the waste container room to support decanter equipment.
  • 50 feet by 17 feet blower room.
  • 22 feet by 12 feet office and lab room.
  • 38 feet by 12 feet control room.

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