Tips on Navigating the Solar Permit Process

Tips on Navigating the Solar Permit Process

Posted by: Jeff Schrimpf on: May 11

Having trouble navigating the solar photovoltaic (PV) permit process for solar system installations? The process is stressful, can take a lot of time, and at times, have you running in circles. Knobelsdorff Enterprises (KE) has more than 30 years of experience navigating the solar permit process, ensuring solar designs are complete and follow all AHJ requirements, so we can finish our projects on time and on budget.

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Knobelsdorff Enterprises Announces Four New Hires

Knobelsdorff Enterprises Announces Four New Hires

Posted by: KE on: Apr 29

(Goodhue, Minn.) April 22, 2020 - Knobelsdorff Enterprises (KE) is growing its team to include four new hires: Jeannie Fairbanks, Procurement Manager, Kyle Johnson, Electrical Estimator/Project Manager, Megan Ramaker, Marketing Manager; and Jeff Schrimpf, General Manager, Energy.

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Categories: Careers at KE
How is Vegetative Maintenance Impacting Your Solar Field?

How is Vegetative Maintenance Impacting Your Solar Field?

Posted by: Jim Parrish on: Apr 20

Vegetative maintenance is something solar fields need. Without it, owners are looking at lost production and bigger, timelier problems down the road. With it, owners experience greater yields and fewer emergency service calls. Put simply, vegetative maintenance is a big part of solar O&M. One that is too often overlooked or left on the back burner.

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Knobelsdorff Earns National Safety Award

Knobelsdorff Earns National Safety Award

Posted by: Knobelsdorff on: Apr 17

Knobelsdorff Enterprises Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

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Categories: Safety | Our Work
Automation: A Lifeline for Food Processing and Industrial Manufacturing During a Pandemic and Crisis

Automation: A Lifeline for Food Processing and Industrial Manufacturing During a Pandemic and Crisis

Posted by: Karl von Knobelsdorff on: Apr 3

Note: A version of this blog was published in Food Manufacturing.

The COVID-19 crisis has placed intense pressure on companies as we strive to maintain (and even grow) production amidst possible shutdowns. As the pandemic is teaching us, these challenges require quick solutions. The addition of automation, IIOT and lights-out manufacturing can help companies, individuals and the economy from downtime in a high demand time.  

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Knobelsdorff Enterprises, Your Feed and Flour Mill Experts

Knobelsdorff Enterprises, Your Feed and Flour Mill Experts

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Feb 3

When it comes to feed and flour mills, the old ways of setting up a facility just aren’t cutting it. The industry as a whole is continuing to evolve, and facilities need to evolve along with it. In the milling industry, competition is at an all-time high, and the ability to process more product in less time has never been more important. As the industry continues to evolve, the facilities equipped with the most efficient machinery and capabilities will be the most successful.

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Hear It From Our Employees: The Mendota ADM Facility

Hear It From Our Employees: The Mendota ADM Facility

Posted by: Karl von Knobelsdorff on: Jan 16

From the time we won the Mendota ADM facility job to the final walk-through where we handed the reins back to the client, we didn’t stop. For our team, it was an opportunity to overcome obstacles and grow, as well as a great achievement to work on one of the most innovative flour mills around. 

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What is O&M?

What is O&M?

Posted by: Travis Jacobson on: Dec 17

O&M, in regards to Solar Renewable Energy, consists of many services that allow you to optimize an asset’s Return on Investment (ROI). It is a common misconception that O&M services are mainly reactive, instead of preventative. In order to minimize issues that require reactive maintenance, there is a list of solutions that can be provided throughout the life of an asset. When handled correctly, they will prevent those issues from ever happening.

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Categories: Solar
The Local and Economic Impact of the Mendota ADM Facility

The Local and Economic Impact of the Mendota ADM Facility

Posted by: Travis Jacobson on: Dec 10

In September 2019, local officials of Mendota, IL joined Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) in the celebration of a new, state-of-the-art flour mill. The result of multiple years and millions of dollars, it is a cutting-edge production facility to provide innovation within its industry and opportunity to the state of Illinois. 

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Categories: Business | Our Work | Agriculture
Our Largest Flour Mill Project to Date: The Mendota ADM Facility

Our Largest Flour Mill Project to Date: The Mendota ADM Facility

Posted by: Karl von Knobelsdorff on: Dec 10

When you’re a company that takes on projects of all shapes and sizes, you don’t always know what you’re going to get. Sometimes you get a small, local job that takes a few crew members on the ground. Other times, much larger projects come knocking. And once in a blue moon, you’ll get a shot at one of the largest projects your firm has ever seen. This is starting to happen more often as our reputation grows.

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