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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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Knobelsdorff Named Construction Company of the Year

Knobelsdorff Named Construction Company of the Year

Posted by: Travis Jacobson on: Nov 21

The KE team is honored to accept the ABC Construction Company of the Year Award for the Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter. As a growing company we take pride in keeping our small town roots and applying them to our relationships with our customers and the level of care we provide for our employees. Knobelsdorff’s connection with Associated Builders and Contractors started back in May of 2009 when we became a member of the MN/ND chapter. Their beliefs and passion for promoting the merit shop way of doing business was something we wanted to be a part of. Since joining the local chapter, we’ve worked with ABC on developing solutions to the issues construction companies like us encounter on projects. Their team knows exactly how to drive the issues to where they need to go in order to be discussed at a level that brings solutions to the problems we face. 

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Honoring our Veterans 11/11/19

Honoring our Veterans 11/11/19

Posted by: Travis Jacobson on: Nov 11

On Wednesday October 16th Josh Moffett and Dan Steinbruckner surprised Karl (President/CEO) with the presentation of the ESGR Patriotic Employer Award. This award is specified for contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by supporting Employee Participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.

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Categories: The KE Difference
Knobelsdorff Electric, Inc. Announces New Name and Divisions

Knobelsdorff Electric, Inc. Announces New Name and Divisions

Posted by: Travis Jacobson on: Sep 17

We are happy to announce that Knobelsdorff Electric Inc. is now Knobelsdorff Enterprises.  We’ve expanded our existing services into three divisions—Knobelsdorff Electric, Knobelsdorff Engineering, and Knobelsdorff Energy—under the parent company, Knobelsdorff Enterprises. We are still one united team doing things the #KEway, but working under three different divisions to allow our specialty services to be better understood by all.

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Categories: Business
4 Ways Integrating Variable Frequency Drives Can Benefit Your Facility

4 Ways Integrating Variable Frequency Drives Can Benefit Your Facility

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Aug 14

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have most commonly been used in water treatment plants, where they’re used to regulate water flow. But in recent years, they’ve grown in popularity throughout many areas of the industry. But if you’ve clicked on this article, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with VFDs, so let’s dive right into the benefits. 

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What Dairy Companies Need to Know About Automation and Controls

What Dairy Companies Need to Know About Automation and Controls

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 25

Automation in the dairy industry is nothing new. Since the 1990s, automation has contributed to increased efficiencies within plants producing cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and more. But today's automation capabilities are far greater than what you'd see decades ago.

Automation technology can test for product abnormalities and detect issues at the earliest stages. From every angle, increasing profitability is all in a day's work for automation systems.

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Categories: Automation Technology
Industrial Automation and Programming Standards — What You Need to Know

Industrial Automation and Programming Standards — What You Need to Know

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 19

Automation can bring plenty of value to a facility and make it more competitive in its market, but that’s only if it's done right. You don’t have to look too hard to find a story about a facility investing in a new automation program without seeing the returns they expected. Armed with the right information, facilities can mitigate this risk.  

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