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Barry-Wehmiller Design Group expands food-industry presence with new Minneapolis office

By Barry-Wehmiller Design Group   


Growing firm with expertise in manufacturing and technology saw record performance in 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — Dec. 20, 2022 — To better serve clients in the Upper Midwest and further expand service offerings in the food and beverage industry, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group has expanded operations this month with a new office in Minneapolis. The leading, fully integrated consulting, design, system-integration and construction-management firm, known for its expertise in manufacturing and technology, saw record performance in 2022.

The new office is led by BW Design Group Director Chad Hollowaty, who has worked for more than 30 years in food manufacturing. Hollowaty is known for developing innovative technical solutions that result in market growth and bringing value to clients, and for his ability to align business strategy with operational and engineering subject-matter expertise.

“We’re proud to open our official presence in Minneapolis to better serve our clients and enable their growth,” stated Hollowaty. “It’s an exciting time at BW Design Group, and we look forward to growing our team, as we bring together manufacturing and technology solutions to address clients’ most pressing needs.”


Backed by a nationwide network of nearly 1,600 professionals, the Minneapolis team will support a full range of consulting, design, system-integration and construction-management services.

“We are excited to have Chad and his team lead this expansion in the Midwest,” stated Rob Redman, Food and Beverage Market Sector Leader for BW Design Group. “Our clients look to us for our distinctive expertise in the manufacturing environment, and this expansion will allow us to better serve our growing client base in the region.”

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group ranks No. 2 among design firms in the food and beverage industry and No. 90 among the top 500 design firms in the U.S., according to Engineering News-Record.


Barry-Wehmiller Design Group is the only professional services firm born from a manufacturing technology company to become an independent and fully integrated consulting, design, system-integration and construction-management firm. With deep domain expertise in the manufacturing environment, our team delivers world-class solutions across the food and beverage, life-sciences, industrial, advanced-technology and semiconductor industries. Rooted in our distinct culture of Truly Human Leadership, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to create unparalleled partnerships and lasting value for our clients. To learn how we’re building the future of manufacturing and technology, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of highly engineered capital equipment and consulting services for a wide variety of industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3.3 billion organization with more than 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to


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