Are you ready to unlock the future of food processing and manufacturing?

Join us at Process Expo 2023 where innovation meets excellence. Austin invites you to our booth #2992 where our subject matter experts will be available to discuss cutting-edge solutions that will revolutionize your operations.

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McCormick Place, Chicago, IL – Booth 2992
Monday, October 23 | 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, October 24 | 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, October 25 | 10 am – 5 pm


1. Industry Pioneers. With over a century of experience, The Austin Company has been at the forefront of industrial design and construction. We’ve consistently delivered innovative solutions that help our clients stay ahead in the competitive food processing industry.

2. Customized Solutions. Our team understands that every business has unique challenges and requirements. That’s why we offer tailored solutions that address your specific needs, ensuring efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

3. Cutting-Edge Technology. Let us share with you the latest advancements in food processing technology. Our subject matter experts will be on to answer your questions about state-of-the-art equipment and automation solutions.

4. Networking Opportunities. Process Expo is not just about products and services; it’s also a hub for industry professionals. Connect with like-minded individuals, build valuable relationships, and explore potential collaborations.

Our Subject Matter Experts Have So Much to Share!


In this comprehensive overview webinar you will learn the success of a food manufacturing plant starts with a well-thought-out and meticulously planned concept. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the food industry or just beginning your journey, this webinar is your guide to unlocking the secrets of conceptual planning for food manufacturing plants. Two of Austin’s leading subject matter experts, Sean Barr and Ed Wright, share best practices and emerging trends in manufacturing plant design.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Constraint Analysis
  • Conceptual Layout
  • Room Criteria Matrix
  • Building and Building Systems Narrative
  • Process Narrative
  • Equipment List
  • Milestone Schedule
  • Order of Magnitude Cost Estimate
Screenshot of webinar showing text on Conceptual Planning

Who Should Watch:

  • Owners, Presidents, and C-suite Leadership
  • Plant Managers and Operations
  • Food Scientist and Technologists
  • Personnel
  • Facility Planners and Designers
  • Food Industry Entrepreneurs
Screenshot of webinar showing text on Conceptual Planning

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Sean Barr, Vice President, is a critical liaison between the client and the project team. He has over 30 years of experience in food plant engineering, processing, and project management. He has managed operational growth for major food processing companies and is widely recognized for his technical know-how, problem-solving skills, and business management acumen. Sean earned his bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University, his master’s in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Professional headshot of Sean Barr

Ed Wright is a food and beverage subject matter expert. He specializes in all phases of plant operations, management, and manufacturing coordination. As Project Executive, he works with and monitors project teams to ensure that Austin delivers services as committed. He joined Austin in 2014, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience.  Ed is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in food science.

Hungry for more? Contact Brad Banks to book a consultation with our subject matter experts and put our know-how to work for you.

Austin is dedicated to helping you achieve your production and operational goals. Our presence at Process Expo 2023 is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in the food processing industry.

Make your plans now to visit Austin at Process Expo 2023. We look forward to meeting you in person, discussing your goals, and demonstrating how our solutions can take your business to new heights.