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Project Management

Our project management services begin with conceptualization and continue through formal turnover and system acceptance. A dedicated project manager (PM) will work with you to initiate, plan, execute, control, and successfully complete your project. Our experienced PMs oversee the process, equipment, and utilities installation to ensure the highest quality workmanship is delivered on time and within budget.

Our cohesive team of process, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers team up with our project managers to deliver exceptional turnkey solutions.

Our industry-seasoned PMs provide:

  • Management and coordination of projects from conception through acceptance
  • On-site consultations
  • As-built system verifications
  • Scope definition
  • Equipment sizing and procurement
  • Pricing and budgets
  • Schedule management
  • Vendor/Subcontractor coordination
  • Field supervision of equipment, piping, and utilities installation
  • Commissioning
  • Startup support
  • Operator training
  • Documentation

Our solid team of engineers and project managers have successfully designed and overseen the construction of hundreds of process systems for a wide variety of sanitary environments including:


  • Plant-based foods
  • Cultured meats
  • Snack foods
  • Powdered foods
  • Baked goods
  • Confections
  • Sauces, tomato products
  • Edible oils


  • Carbonated drinks
  • Juices
  • Waters
  • Teas
  • Coffees
  • Energy drinks
  • Functional beverages
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wineries


  • Ice creams
  • Cheeses
  • Yogurts
  • Milks
  • Butters

We focus on customer service and building long-term relationships with our customers. Our customers include small innovative “first of its kind” processors as well as industry giants such as Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods. Click here for a list of our customers.

Check out our whitepaper on What to do Before Breaking Ground on a New Processing Plant.

Read what the General Manager for Wildbrine has to say about BMI

We worked with Barnum Mechanical to build our end-to-end production and sanitation process for our new plant-based creamery. I was impressed with their engineering expertise in designing our process, but I was even more impressed with their willingness to make changes and evolve the process as we learned. We ended up creating a system that will allow us to grow in the future. They helped us identify what we needed to do today to plan for that future expansion. They worked hard to ensure we stayed within our budget and still got the system we needed.

Mary Doan

General Manager, Wildbrine

We put safety first

At BMI we know putting safety first protects our employees and customers, while improving our productivity, competitiveness, and profitability. We incorporate food safety into our process designs and worker safety is a continuous effort overseen by our safety management team. In addition to the financial benefits and increased productivity, the minimization of on-the-job injuries results in a bigger payoff – our employees’ ingrained commitment to food and jobsite safety.

We have an extensive safety program and an outstanding safety record

Our systems adhere to 3-A sanitary design, FDA, FSMA, USDA, ASME, OSHA and UL regulations. Our project managers and foremen are OSHA 30 certified and conduct daily job hazard analysis (JHA), job safety analysis (JSA) meetings, and weekly team safety meetings. Our skilled journeymen are OSHA 10 certified and trained to adhere to our high safety standards.

Our proactive approach is reflected in our outstanding safety record. In our more than 40 years of operation, our .66 experience modification rate (EMR) has consistently surpassed the industry average of 1.0.

You know your products. We know process

BMI is an industry leading full-service design-build company specializing in next generation solutions for the food, beverage, specialty process, and other sanitary industries. Since 1980, our team of design engineers, automation and controls engineers, project managers and expert installers provide unsurpassed value and results. Regardless of the scale or complexity of the project, we deliver the right technology and automation solutions for high-performance sanitary processing and production. BMI is headquartered in Northern California and operates throughout the United States. BMI is an American-owned and privately held company.

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    A few of our happy customers:

    • 21st Amendment Brewery
    • Admiral Beverage Corp.
    • Alaskan Brewing Company
    • Amyris
    • Aquabella Organic Solutions
    • Avery Brewing Company
    • Bartesian
    • Bently Heritage Estate Distillery
    • Boundary Bend Olives
    • California Olive Ranch
    • CalChef Foods
    • Capsoil Technologies
    • Cargill
    • Chobani
    • Coca-Cola Company
    • Constellation Brands
    • Cosmetic Technologies
    • Corto Olive Oil
    • Crux Fermentation
    • Crystal Geyser
    • D&I Sweeteners
    • Dairy Farmers of America
    • Delicato Family Wines
    • Deschutes Brewery
    • Diageo
    • Drakes Brewing Company
    • Dr. Pepper
    • Dust Bowl Brewing Co
    • E. & J. Gallo Winery
    • Farmers Brewing Company
    • Farmers’ Rice Cooperative
    • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
    • Forth & Heart
    • Gekkeikan Sake
    • HenHouse Brewing Company
    • Impossible Foods
    • Jelly Belly Candy Company
    • J. J. Pfister Distilling Company
    • Kagome USA
    • Kohana Coffee
    • Kendall Jackson Wines
    • Kikkoman
    • Kite Hill
    • Kraft Foods
    • Krones Inc.
    • Lagunitas Brewery
    • Land O’ Lakes
    • Leprino Foods
    • Lystek International
    • Manzana Products
    • Mariani
    • Mary’s Gone Crackers
    • Monterey Mushrooms
    • MorningStar Farms
    • Nestle Waters North America
    • New Glory Craft Brewery
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries
    • O Olive Oil and Vinegar
    • PepsiCo
    • Plenty
    • Producers Dairy
    • Revive Kombucha
    • Rhino Foods
    • Russian River Brewing Company
    • Safeway Milk
    • Santini Foods Inc.
    • Sconza Candy
    • Seismic Brewing Company
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    • Snapple Beverage Corp.
    • Squeeze Labs
    • Stone Brewing
    • Strauss Family Creamery
    • Sunsweet Growers Inc.
    • The Better Meat Co.
    • The Hilt
    • The Wine Group
    • Treasury Wine Estates
    • Trinchero Family Estates
    • Wildbrine