Automation & Construction for Tobacco Threshing Plant
Under budget and before schedule, ITAC provides a complete automation and controls solution for a new tobacco processing facility.
For decades, we have been firmly grounded in the tobacco industry. As trusted leaders, we engineer, design, innovate and automate tobacco plant projects every day.
Our product experience includes a range of tobacco forms including non-burning/smokeless, burning/smokable, green leaf and chewing; cigars and pipe tobacco; and more recently vaping technology. Within the manufacturing plants, we specialize in primary processing, utilities and finished goods.
ITAC’s engineers are highly skilled in integrating the Plant Floor with Manufacturing Execution Systems; designing and configuring network infrastructure; installing product traceability, barcode and RFID systems; and automating finished goods, packaging, warehousing and material handling systems.
The most challenging and demanding tobacco project to date was a $120 million contract that was highly schedule and R&D driven. As the general contractor, we were tasked with designing and building a new process for a world class smokeless tobacco facility. Due to our project management expertise and agile thinking, our collaborative design build team drove the project from concept to sellable product in only 16 months, despite the constantly changing process requirements. From power and controls to sanitary process and utilities, we were heavily involved in the product process itself and touched every part of the manufacturing facility.
Director, Project Management & Services | Associate Shareholder
On behalf of Rockwell Automation, I would like to commend ITAC for your "best in class" integration of Rockwell Automation’s Process Automation System at the tobacco company in Danville, VA. The local Rockwell Automation team realizes the overall project success resulted from ITAC’s proven project management methodology, professionalism and technical expertise. These three areas combined with your industry and application knowledge helped ensure your success with this fast track project...ITAC’s technical expertise in architecting, programming and commissioning the process control system helped reduce project risk and ensure robust system functionality for the client.” - John McSorley, Rockwell Automation