Contact Eric Carlson
Mr. Carlson is Woodard & Curran’s Market Leader for the food and beverage industry. He oversees all engineering and hydrogeology projects and provides quality control, project management, and senior engineering review while ensuring that the group has access to state-of-the-art technology to add to the project if necessary. As an engineer, Mr. Carlson has extensive experience in hydraulic analysis, pumping systems and a broad mix of electrical, controls, and mechanical experience and he brings innovative ideas to design projects. His experience includes groundwater investigations and modeling, interpretation of subsurface structures and fluid dynamics, and the design of groundwater extraction and treatment systems. He has completed many foundation designs, embankment analyses, and subsurface geophysical investigations to characterize subsurface structures in depth.
Why I Do What I Do
"Working in the food and beverage industry keeps me in touch with a diverse set of disciplines. I have to stay current as technology advances, and the projects we work on are fast-paced and dynamic. A lot of quick thinking is required to be successful in this industry, and that kind of atmosphere keeps you on your toes and at your best."
Why I Work at Woodard & Curran
"I am a confident, can-do individual. I bring high energy and a sense of excitement to every project, and at Woodard & Curran I work with a team of top-notch professionals who are as dedicated to driving results as I am."
Bottling Line Improvements Design/Build
Confidential Beverage Client
To modernize two plants, our client hired Woodard & Curran to provide design/build services for building modifications, packaging systems, utility systems, and electrical and controls systems for two high speed (1,200 bpm) PET bottling lines. We developed new packaging equipment specifications for the client’s next generation packaging lines from blow molder to palletizer. We also assisted them with the bidding process for over $20 million in packaging equipment, completed packaging equipment design review, and executed Factory Acceptance Testing for our client. The project included the procurement and installation of air compressors, cooling towers, chillers, and HVAC. Our commitment to details and client satisfaction resulted in the project being completed in record time and exceeding the client’s production goals.
Global Watershed Management
Confidential Beverage Manufacturer
In order to empower all its individual bottling plants to evaluate the sustainability of their watersheds, our client hired Woodard & Curran to provide technical insight and build an electronic management tool. We developed a web-based system that includes learning tools to inform personnel about key issues, watershed management tools, and risk-evaluation information on technical, environmental, and socio-political issues. The project was rolled-out to all divisions world-wide, and gives plant officials the information they need to make informed decisions.
Bottling Plant Design/Build
Confidential Bottled Water Client
Developing a new high-speed bottling plant, our client hired Woodard & Curran to provide design and construction management for the project. In order to meet an aggressive schedule, we delivered an integrated suite of services from project coordination to equipment procurement, and construction administration. The 450,000-sq.-ft. facility includes high-pressure air distribution systems, three 650-ton chillers, a significant steam distribution system, and utility piping for softened water systems.