CPC International
Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.

CPC International Corn Wet Milling Plant

Fluor provided the design, procurement and construction for this $65 million grassroots facility, situated on a 70-acre site. Design of the expansion included a detailed study to improve the material handling and bulk storage, which would minimize bridging and caking of material in storage silos.

Fluor employed a task-force management concept and self-performed the construction portion of this project. The project was successfully completed on schedule in 19 months.

Client's Challenge

CPC International sanctioned this greenfield capital investment to add production capacity. This state-of-the-art corn wet milling facility produces dry starch, a 42-percent fructose com syrup and a 55-percent fructose syrup, which are primarily used in the canning, bakery, confectionary, miscellaneous foods and beverage industries. Byproducts produced include feed, corn gluten meal and corn germ.

Fluor's Solution

The main processing building has a two-story steel frame with insulated metal roofing and siding on spread -footing foundations. The major areas of the process consist of the receiving, unloading and storage of corn; corn cleaning and steeping; wet milling and separation; drying; dry products storage and loading; refining; and fructose syrup storage and loading.


Based on the successful execution of the Winston-Salem project, CPC International subsequently contracted Fluor to complete a $30 million expansion to increase the facility's grinding capacity from 32,000 to 48,000 bushels per day.