The new Foth & Van Dyke at Wisconsin 75 also won the Innovation Award

De Pere-based Foth & Van Dyke LLC, inducted into the new Wisconsin 75 listing, was the engineering firm of the $300 million vegetable processing facility that Conagra Brands Inc.  This summer in Minnesota.

De Pere-based development engineering agency Foth & Van Dyke LLC was simply starting work on a big and sophisticated venture when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020.

The corporate, working as Foth, was contracted to offer engineering companies at a brand new $300 million vegetable processing facility that was Conagra Manufacturers Inc. The meals trade big developed in Waseca, Minnesota.

The 80 or so engineers concerned on this venture labored from distant areas throughout the pandemic — a observe made attainable by way of such know-how as 3D digital design fashions and digital actuality headsets, CEO Randy Hummel mentioned.

“We took it to a complete new degree,” Hummel mentioned.

This work on Venture Conagra, the most important in Foth’s historical past, helped the corporate win this 12 months’s Wisconsin 75 Excellent Efficiency Award for Innovation.