JM Smuckers Co. Receives 2018 Merit Award

JM Smuckers 2018 ABC Awards


At Lee Company, we stake our reputation on every project. We’re delighted to announce that our work on JM Smuckers Co., an industrial plant in Scottsville, Kentucky, specifically created to produce Uncrustables® production, has been honored with a 2018 Excellence in Construction award from the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Congratulations to the Lee Company pros who worked on the job!

JM Smuckers Co. received the 2018 Merit Award from the Greater Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors chapter.


The J.M. Smucker Co. was in a crunch when the rooftop air handling units began to fail at their plant in Scottsville, Kentucky. The plant makes the popular Uncrustables® thaw-and-serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and JM Smucker Co. needed a time-sensitive solution to minimize disruption to the production schedule. Lee Company used state-of-the-art fabrication shop capabilities to design, engineer and pre-assemble materials; the field team leveraged scheduling and on-site equipment to install two hundred tons of chillers and air handler equipment in just five days. A customized solution and on-site expertise.


To complete in five days what would normally take two weeks, Lee Company assigned 25 field associates on-site to meet the deadline. Using a 480-ton crane, work began by dismantling the failing air handler equipment from the roof of the plant.

With the old system down, Lee Company used the same crane to lift and install the two hundred-ton chillers and associated air handler equipment, stands and supports. The team installed sensors in the production area to interlock the chillers and air handlers — needed to regulate temperature and humidity levels.

The final results? Delicious. With Lee Company innovation and expertise, JM Smuckers Co. was ready to continue production on its tasty product, on time and on budget.

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P.S. JM Smuckers was one of 10 Lee Company projects honored with a 2018 ABC award – and several of those projects received multiple awards! All together, Lee Company took home 17 ABC awards this year. That’s incredible. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals and their work. Thanks to our team and clients. We couldn’t do it without you!