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McMahon announces process engineering services for food and beverage clients

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NEENAH, Wis. [Dec. 7, 2021] – McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, has added process engineering services for food and beverage clients. With the addition of this service, food and beverage facility owners can now look to McMahon to comprehensively design process and packaging solutions, assist with food safety improvements, and prepare equipment bid packages.

“We’re closing the loop for our food and beverage clients by offering process engineering services,” said Paul Benedict, CEO and president of McMahon. “Our team now has the capability to execute an entire project from conception through startup.”

The process engineering services will be led by Jim Talbert, a senior process design engineer who has more than 15 years of food and beverage processing experience.

Jim’s process design experience is helping to fill a missing piece in our service offerings,” explained Tom Kocken, executive vice president and leader of McMahon’s industrial service group. “Jim will be a valued process design teammate and I am excited to witness his impact on the projects that we design for the dairy, meat, and food manufacturing clients that McMahon serves.”


Jim Talbert, McMahon senior process design engineer
Jim Talbert, senior process design engineer

Confidentiality of proprietary equipment, processes, and procedures has been, and will continue to be, a critical component of McMahon’s approach to providing food and beverage services. Full-service offerings for food and beverage clients include:

  • Site master planning and design
  • Facility architectural and structural design
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems design
  • Food process design with specialized competence in:
    • Sanitary equipment design
    • Optimizing process flows
    • Mixing and blending
    • C.I.P systems
    • Packaging systems
    • Various process heating and cooling technologies
    • Custom machine design
    • Process controls architecture
    • Analysis of product flow, people flow, material flow
  • Wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy expertise
  • Plant water supply

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