Manufacturing | Calhoun Construction


Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. They have 45 locations and over 18,600 employees.

Conagra’s iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Duncan Hines®, Healthy Choice®, Marie Callender’s®, Reddi-wip®, and Slim Jim®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie’s® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke’s®, Earth Balance®, Gardein™, and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor self performing four pier foundations and install a steel structure for new ammonia storage tanks.



Atkore PVC Plastics Manufacturing Facility

Design/build project for a 20,000 SF pre-engineered metal building expansion at an operational PVC plastics manufacturing facility. The scope included timely completion of all construction and utilities for an on-time turnover for equipment installation.

Louisville Exchanger & Vessel

Louisville Exchanger & Vessel, INC. is an ASME specialty metal fabrication shop located in the heart of Louisville, KY. When LEV opened its doors in 2000 they found success in providing the process and petrochemical industries with the highest quality products, on time and on budget. That strong customer commitment led them to find success in the heart and soul industry of Kentucky: bourbon.

Louisville Exchanger & Vessel designs and manufactures tailored process equipment in a 15,000 square foot shop using state of the art tools. Their tanks, stills, heat exchangers and process equipment are held to the highest of standards. They do work both in-house and on-site.

Calhoun Construction served as the design build contractor on a new 3,150 sqft pre-engineered metal building to serve as more storage area for the fabrication and manufacturing business.  Calhoun supported the project from conception through construction.

Confidential Biotechnology Company

A confidential leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Specialties include Oncology, Immunology, Disorders of Tissue Growth and Repair, Neuroscience and Infectious Disease, Metabolism, and Ophthalmology.

Calhoun Construction served as the Construction Manager / General Contractor on the new 26,000 SF refrigerated cold room inside existing GMP distribution warehouse. Project includes interior structural upgrades to support new cold room and new exterior mechanical yard. Also included, is an entirely new MEP infrastructure to support cold room, which includes 6 custom ammonia chillers and electrical switchgear. Long-Lead equipment procured internationally and stateside during COVID-19 pandemic. Zero schedule impacts due to COVID-19 as a result of early planning and scheduling.

Calhoun Self-performed: Demolition, concrete, site work and site utilities, and steel erection.


Wild Turkey

In 1891, Thomas Ripy built the Old Hickory Distillery in Tyrone, Kentucky, near Lawrenceburg, on the former site of the Old Moore Distillery.  After Prohibition, the Ripy family (Thomas had died in 1902) repaired the distillery and began to again produce bourbon.  The Ripys sold the bourbon produced at this distillery to various wholesalers who bottled bourbon under their own brands. Austin Nichols was one of these wholesalers.

The “Wild Turkey” brand is said to have arisen after an Austin Nichols executive, Thomas McCarthy, took some warehouse samples on a wild turkey hunting trip in 1940. The bourbon proved so popular among his friends they continued to ask him for “that wild turkey bourbon.”  Austin Nichols began to bottle Wild Turkey in 1942.

The Ripys were bought out in 1949 by Robert and Alvin Gould.

For the next three decades, Austin Nichols remained a non-distiller producer—bottling bourbon purchased on the open market under the Wild Turkey brand.  Much of this whiskey was purchased from the Ripys/Gould distillery in Tyrone. In 1971, Austin Nichols purchased the facility, then known as the Boulevard Distillery, and changed the name to the Wild Turkey Distillery.

In 1980, the distillery and the Wild Turkey brand were purchased by Pernod Ricard.

On May 9, 2000, a fire destroyed a seven-story aging warehouse at the company in Anderson County, Kentucky. It contained more than 17,000 wooden barrels of whiskey.

In 2009, the Campari Group acquired the distillery and the Wild Turkey brand from Pernod Ricard.

In 2013, Campari opened a new bottling facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery. For the previous 13 years, Wild Turkey had been bottled offsite in Indiana and later in Arkansas.  In addition to the Wild Turkey products, Campari’s SKYY vodka is also bottled there after being shipped from the Illinois distillery.

Calhoun Construction served as a General Contractor self-performing  nine (9) landing gear pads for tractor-trailer storage lots and loading docks.  Calhoun also constructed a 14,000 sqft warehouse parking lot expansion including site grading, aggregate profile, asphalt profile, and striping.

AMC Press Foundation

AMC Manufacturing operates a full-service metal stamping facility that caters to any volume stamping project, large or small.  They have the capability to perform all types of stamping operations.  Whether Progressive, Compound, Draw, or Deep Draw, they can ensure your parts are produced with the highest quality of care that will meet the most stringent specifications.

Equipped with more than 20 presses ranging in speed up to 110 strokes per minute and a maximum bed capacity of 180” x 96”, the presses can be used with a wide variety of material types. To meet the specifications and quality that their customers expect, AMC Manufacturing provides a quality control staff equipped with state of the art tools such as a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) which allows them to maintain parts consistent with the specifications by delivering an accurate, repeatable, and expeditious process for checking parts.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor installing a new press foundation in the active plant.  This included excavation for the pit, rebar, forming,  and sleeve installation.  In addition there was an additional pit for overflow steel coil metal that was excavated, formed, and poured.  All this was accomplished in two weeks while working in and around active operations.

Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to bringing colour and function to the printing and packaging products that consumers touch, see and use each day.

Flint offers an unmatched product portfolio spanning inks, blankets, pressroom chemistry, flexographic plates and sleeves, consumables and colourants. With impressive global resources, local service and personalized expertise, they provide printers, publishers, packaging printers and converters with the most reliable products in the most streamlined fashion.

Calhoun Construction Services provides ongoing facility maintenance and small construction projects for the Elizabethtown, Kentucky plant.


Eaton provides valuable products and solutions for all of their customers. Find out why the world’s most successful companies turn to Eaton to help them achieve their most challenging goals.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Because of the pivotal role they play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products they manufacture to their dedicated customer service and support, they know what’s important to you.

Calhoun Construction Services provides ongoing facility maintenance and small construction projects for the Simpsonville and Louisville, Kentucky plant locations.

General Electric

General Electric – GE Appliances & Lighting, (formally known as GE Consumer and Industrial), is an American “white goods” manufacturer, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

General Electric’s Appliance Park opened in Louisville, KY in 1951 on the 1,000-acre manufacturing facility that eventually employed 25,000 full-time employees.

From design to production to service, their goal is to help people improve their lives at home and this manufacturing takes place in Louisville’s very own Appliance Park.

From self-cleaning ranges to ice and water dispensers, to speedcook ovens and refrigerators that make coffee, GE Appliances has electrified and modernized life for more than 125 years with a legacy of invention. They invest in the experience that homeowners have with their products. When people buy from GE, they don’t just get an appliance, they become a member of the General Electric family, a family that is there for one another for the life of the product.

Calhoun Construction served as a Trade Contractor performing ongoing maintenance to the Louisville facility.


From drug and biologic development services to delivery technologies to supply solutions…With over 80 years of experience Catalent serves 49 of the top 50 Pharmaceutical companies across the world.

Catalent’s Winchester location is the flagship US manufacturing location for large scale complex controlled release (CR) oral dose forms, with integrated analytical and development services. With 20 years of expertise in product development, technology transfers and commercial manufacturing, and roots in industry leading Glatt technology. The upcoming expansion will offer newly installed Fluid Bed capacity, expanded analytical labs, and an advanced open facility design that provides flexibility in supporting the requirements of any new customer program.

Calhoun Construction served as a Trade Contractor on the $2.3 million expansion project for their Winchester, Kentucky location self performing the drywall and ceiling work.