Trustworthy Sanitation Support Services

Optimal Food Plant Sanitation requires two things: a Trustworthy Team engaged in continuous improvement mode and a solid food safety plan. However, in today's environment, having both is a rarity.

As your Food Sanitation Services partner, Harrigan Solutions will help to upgrade your plant sanitation programs that will provide sustainability across your sanitation programs - giving you the ability to control sanitation costs, increase production, reduce stoppages and shutdowns, improve safety and compliance, and increase revenue.

Food Plant Sanitation Services Include:

Compliance Plan Development & Implementation

Nothing runs better than a clean machine, but what if your machine needs to be clean and sanitary? Harrigan Solutions works with food and beverage production companies to not only ensure their machines are running properly — checking and replacing mechanical fluids and lubricants, but that they are also compliant with all SQF, FDA, USDA, BRC and other appropriate sanitation regulations, by:

  • Developing and Enhancing Your Preventative Maintenance Plan
  • Performing Regular Sanitation Maintenance
  • Developing and Implementing a Sanitation Preventive Maintenance Program

On-site Sanitation Services

Our on-site sanitation services will provide not only the preventive maintenance support but the standard work on sanitation effectiveness. Sanitation effectiveness will provide environmental monitoring pathogen (EMP) program support to ensure sanitary conditions.

  • SSOP Implementation
  • Master Sanitation Schedule Implementation
  • Verification & Validation
  • EMP Investigation Support

Maintenance & Repair

Machine breakdowns happen, even when you’ve got the best preventative maintenance plan in place. But, with Harrigan Solutions, you don’t have to stress out when machines break down. With the ability to perform some smaller repairs, our PM team will oversee the entire repair process – contacting repair shops and arranging service calls to:

  • Diagnose Performance Issues
  • Arrange Service Schedule
  • Test All Repairs
  • Provide Progress Reports

Cloud-based Quality & Food Safety Software Intelligence for Sanitation

  • Digital Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Digital Daily Task Checklist
  • Automatic Monitoring and Corrective Action Capabilities
  • Digital Record Review Capabilities
  • SQF/GFSI/BRC/GMP Management
  • KPI Dashboard
  • App Available in English/Spanish

Machine Maintenance Services Include:

PM Plan Development & Implementation

Every equipment manufacturer needs a great preventative maintenance plan to avoid machine stoppages or breakdowns. But what if you don’t have a solid PM plan? Harrigan Solutions will work with you to create an optimized PM plan that incorporates your needs as well as the recommendations from your original equipment manufacturers, including:

  • Scheduled Lubrication
  • Fluid Chemistry Testing
  • Maintenance & Repair Schedule
  • Reporting

PM Compliance Reporting

Performing preventative maintenance is important, but keeping accurate records is an absolute necessity. As part of our PM services, Harrigan Solutions will work with you to develop, implement and execute a compliance reporting plan that accurately records and documents all machine maintenance, cleaning and sanitation, including:

  • All Performed Maintenance
  • All Performed Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Industry Specific Compliance Reporting


You’ve heard the phrase, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” but what if it’s not a wheel? Squeaking, grinding and rubbing noises are all signs of bad lubrication. They could be a warning sign that something could break, or worse, indications that something is broken. Lubrication services from Harrigan Solutions provide protection against these issues, by:

  • Removing Dirt and Impurities
  • Maintaining Proper Chemistry
  • Ensuring Lubrication Viscosity
  • Identifying Potential Machine Defects

Fluid Chemistries

Do you have numerous parts rejected on the line or by the customer? Are they mysteriously prone to corrosion? These issues and more could be signs of bad fluid chemistry, which could lead to bad machine performance, breakdowns and wasted money, product and resources. As experts in maintaining fluid chemistry, Harrigan Solutions will test, monitor and replace:

  • Coolant Systems
  • Parts Washers
  • Finishing Systems
  • Paint Prep Systems
  • Waste Treatment Systems

Filters & Filtration

Harrigan Solutions QuickClean is the #1 on-site, sump-side filtration service to maintain equipment performance. Fast and economical, QuickClean is as effective as any traditional filtering process while reducing machine downtime from 10 man hours to two. One client with 60 machines saved more than $100,000 in one year that had been lost to missed production time and labor costs. QuickClean is perfect for:

  • Coolant Filtration
  • Reducing Lubricant Impurities
  • Removing Metal Filings/Dirt
  • Maintaining Machine Efficiency

Maintenance & Repair

Even with the best PM plan in place, sometimes parts need to be replaced or repaired. While our team can perform some smaller repairs, we like to leave those up to the trained professionals. That said, our team runs the entire process – contacting repair shops and manufacturers, arranging service calls, and so on – giving you the ability to do what you do best, your job. Our team will:

  • Diagnose Issues
  • Arrange Repairs
  • Test Equipment
  • Report on Progress


Something is wrong. Maybe you have an idea of what it could be, or it’s a mystery, all you know is that something is off. As experts in fluid, lubricant and machine maintenance, we’ve seen just about everything. We’ll help you diagnose the issue, develop a repair plan and work with you to optimize and implement your preventative maintenance plan so it doesn’t happen again. We work with:

  • Filtration Systems
  • Liquid Level Control Systems
  • Make-up Systems
  • Proportioners
  • Water Treatment Systems

Case Study:

AbE Manufacturing

AbE Manufacturing, Waterloo, WI, was ramping production in early 2020 with extended production to include 2nd shift sanitation by the 2nd week of June. With limited staffing particularly on 2nd and 3rd shift, AbE was looking for 2nd shift sanitation with the capabilities to provide world class sanitation, but also for this team to be self-managed to allow management to focus on delivering this significant volume increase. AbE attempted various things to fill the gaps without success.  AbE needed a different solution, and turned to Harrigan Solutions.  

Solution & Results:  

Harrigan Solutions partnered with AbE’s hourly workforce to develop the daily, weekly and monthly master sanitation program to meet and exceed expectations for world class sanitation, all in less than 7 working days. Over the next few weeks, the Harrigan Solutions team developed Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and tracked their performance. One of the key KPI’s were to pass the daily pre-op inspections by USDA for on-time production startup’s. Harrigan accomplished this every day the very first week on their own on 2nd shift! 


  • COST: achieving this level of service within our tight budget.
  • PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT: our team learned from them, Harrigan learned from our team.
  • SAFETY: one of our key priorities in safety, was always Harrigan’s primary focus as well.
  • PERFORMANCE: Harrigan addressed our business need and consistently exceeded expectations.


"The best thing about the experience with Harrigan Solutions was the fit with their leadership philosophy. Right at the top of their performance scoreboard was “people strengths” where they would look for ways to recognize individual and team performance. They would not only recognize success, but they would celebrate it."

"The most impressive thing about Harrigan was how they allowed their people to succeed as well as help discover their identities, building self-esteem. One of the success stories was a person on the crew that had a prior criminal record, and was quite shy and hesitant in his approach to most everything. Due to the Harrigan culture and performance process, you could see personal growth and development daily as he became one of the best performers the plant."

"Harrigan got more work done with two people from Harrigan than we ever thought was possible. They were able to put a team together (in the middle of a pandemic) in less than a month and got stellar results. I’m impressed with their method and tools for employee engagement as well as leadership development. Their work eased the pressure on our small team so that they were no longer spread so thin."

- Jon G Wellik, President & CEO, AbE Manufacturing, LLC

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