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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

Zumbrota, MN

Building, maintaining and upgrading for maximum productivity.

Project Details


Food & Beverage

Construction Type

New Construction Design-Build, Upgrades and Overhaul

Services Performed

Electrical Design and Installation


100% Self-Performed by Knobelsdorff

Project Duration

October 2020 - February 2022 (Five Phases)

Number of Instruments and Motors


Summary of Work Performed

The Situation

To meet increasing demand for its products, DFA needed to overhaul its manufacturing plant. DFA requested its long-standing partner Knobelsdorff to be onsite as the electrical contractor.

The Solution

The overhaul included facilities and functions across the operation:

  • New buildout of fully automated, state-of-the-art, spray dryer, whey loadout, cheese tempering building, wastewater treatment facility and offices
  • Design-build engineering, procurement and construction
  • 13.8 kV distribution system
  • 480-volt power distribution
  • Industrial network infrastructure
  • Process controls system install
  • Facility lighting
  • General use power and distribution
The Result

We continue to build on our 20-year relationship with DFA, as it relies on KE to design, install and maintain its facilities, making them more productive. On call 24/7, KE maintains electrical and automation documentation and records.

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