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Old Trapper

Leading edge in food safety design




Forest Grove, Oregon




To meet existing demand, maintain high-quality standards, and achieve continued growth, Old Trapper expanded their manufacturing capacity with the construction of a new 80,000 square foot production facility. Southland was selected as the design-build firm to provide mechanical ducting and piping, plumbing, controls, and electrical systems.

Our Approach

The project included a phased approach: phase one was a remodel of the existing facility and phase two included work on the new production facility and administrative offices.

Development of the facility was designed and built to meet the newest USDA standards.

The production facility was made to be nearly 100 percent food grade and all components, including structure, mechanical, and plumbing were made from stainless steel materials.

The project tilt-up dates were not typical, and the building slab was poured after the tilt wall was installed. Additionally, all excavation for plumbing was performed in an enclosed space and our project team relied heavily on field coordination for routing and install of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Modeling was specifically used for internal coordination.


The new state-of-the-art plant — one of the largest of its kind in the world — will enable the family-owned company to increase production to meet surging demand.


  • Successful Partnerships

    Owner: Old Trapper Smoked Products
    GC: Robert Evans Company
    Architect: CIDA