1 Solutions Group

Today the pet food and feed industry’s market changes and food defense needs have driven the need to improve manufacturing procedures and flexibility as well as upgrade, expand and build new facilities.

With the fast timelines of these changes and upgrades to keep ahead of the market needs, it is very difficult for any manufacturing company to design, cost, engineer, build and implement the various projects needed, while still maintaining production at the highest levels. This is the exact reason 1 Solution Group was formed: to deliver services to our clients that are timely, accurate, cost effective and with the most up to date technologies and methodologies.

1 Solution Group has the industry experience to provide the global food and feed industries with a wide range of services scalable fit your budget and needs. From product development in our dedicated extrusion lab to process audits, small project management, food safety implementation assistance, crisis management, process design and layout, equipment specifications, sourcing and approval drawings, you can depend on us to act as a knowledgeable single source solution. Our services include:

Research and Development

Process Design and Layout

Business Management

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1 Solution Group’s key positions are held by industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge. Their real world experience and process expertise are brought to every project to assure success.

Jeff Herbster Solutions Director

Jeff attended Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Nutrition. He has thirty experience in the industry and held positions at Engineering Automation and Design in Client Relations & Development, Diamond Pet Foods as Director of Manufacturing Development, and Wenger Manufacturing as Corporate Project Services Director.

Will Henry Research & Development Director

Will attended Coffeyville Community College earning an AS in Engineering before graduating from Kansas State University in 1996 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Will brings over seventeen years of industry experience to 1 Solution Group including Extru-Tech, Inc. as Research & Development / SQF Consultant / FSS Lab Director, and Bachelor Controls as Senior Project Engineer, Account Manager.

Norm Schmitt Corporate Sales Manager

Norm attended Highland Community College and graduated in 1978 from Kansas State University with a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Since graduating, Norm has worked in the industry at Mid-American Dairymen as Manager/Supervisor, Bachelor Controls as Manager of Sales and Marketing, and Corporate Sales Manager at Extru-Tech.

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R&D Services

  • Formulation Development
  • Ingredient Specifications
  • Vendor Certifications
  • Turn Key Product Development
  • 1SG Technical Extrusion Lab/Manhattan KS
  • Finished Product Specifications
  • Lab Analysis and Testing
  • Feeding Trails
  • Equipment Validation Testing
  • Product Validation Testing

Process Design & Layout

  • Phase One: Developmental
    • Project Charter
    • Block Flow Diagrams
    • Utility Investigation
    • Site Plan
    • Equipment Lists
    • Milestone Schedule
    • Factored Cost Estimate
  • Phase Two: Conceptual
    • Material & Energy Balance
    • Utility Summary
    • Emissions Summary
    • Process Narratives
    • Process Flow Diagrams
    • General Arrangements
    • Budgetary Proposals
    • Motor Lists
    • Instruments Lists
    • I/O Lists
    • Preliminary Schedule
    • Preliminary Cost Estimate
  • Phase Three: Preliminary
    • P&ID’s
    • PFD’s
    • Final Equipment Proposals
    • Final Process Narrative
    • Final Lists – Motor, Instruments and I/O
    • General Arrangements – 2D Final
    • Critical Elevation Views
    • Final Data Sheets
    • Mid-Level Schedule
    • Mid-Level Cost Estimate

Business Consultation & Management Services

  • Technical Management Support
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Vendor Certification
  • On-Site Quality Assurance
  • GAP Analysis
  • Product Protection Guide
  • Vetting Process for Vendors/Suppliers
  • Operator & Management Training
  • Equipment Tagging & Data Logging