Michael Foods Cage Free Layer Facility in Bloomfield, NE – Ventilated by Munters

 This facility will use Munters fans, shutters, ceiling and wall inlets, light traps, and actuators. It will also use Apex Tunnel Doors for summer ventilation.
    M.G. Waldbaum Company – Cage Free Layers: Bloomfield, NE – Phase 1

Demo of 16 existing layer barns and construction of 6 cage free layer barns

Henning Companies is constructing Phase 1 of a cage free layer farm in Bloomfield, Nebraska for M.G. Waldbaum Company, a subsidiary of Michael Foods, Inc. This facility will replace an existing layer farm that is transitioning to cage free egg production.

The first phase of construction consists of demolition of 16 existing layer barns and construction of six cage free layer barns, a manure tunnel and manure storage building. This work will continue through May of 2019.

Construction began with the demolition of the northwest quarter of the existing layer houses in the fall of 2016. Eight layer houses were included in the initial phase of demolition. Demolition work proceeded through the winter and was completed in early 2017.

Included in the demolition, Henning Companies has stockpiled and is crushing the concrete slabs and foundations that were removed to utilize as granular fill under the new layer houses.

Construction of the new building pads began this spring (2017) and the first building is scheduled to be populated beginning in January of 2018. The new buildings are two level, and separated into 4 equal sized bird compartments. The project is utilizing the Bolegg Gallery cage free layer system furnished and installed by Vencomatic Inc. The buildings are designed utilizing SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) and a wood floor/roof structure.

The project administration is being led by David Morton, VP of Farm Operations for Michael Foods. Building design services are provided by Energy Panel Structures, Civil Design Services are provided by Advanced Consulting Engineering Services and MEP design is provided by VGI Design.

The Henning team includes:
Glen Marlett (Site Superintendent), Brandon Sleep (Asst. Superintendent), Darrell Mackedanz (Poultry Design Specialist), Jesse Frey (Project Manager) and James Faust (Project Executive).


-Jesse Frey (Project Manager)