Food Manufacturers

Sanitation & Preventative Maintenance for Food Processing Equipment
Food manufacturers have a very important job – feeding the world. To do this efficiently and effectively, they employ the latest food processing machinery to transform simple grains, fruits, dairy, meats and vegetables into foods and beverage products enjoyed by millions.

These production methods create challenges unique to the food and bev industry in the manufacturing sector – including the need to clean and sanitize machines to prevent microbial conformation related to pathogens and spoilage.

Harrigan Solutions team of fully-trained technicians provide efficient and economical compliance plan development, machine cleaning and sanitation, and equipment maintenance and repair, keeping your facilities clean, sanitary and in compliance with government regulatory agencies. Because of these efforts, our customers receive consistently high ratings on quality control tests for Listeria and other pathogens.

We Help Manufacturers Optimize and Maintain High Performance Production Equipment

Preventative Maintenance Planning and Execution for Production Equipment
As one of the most important industries in the United States, manufacturers always strive for maximum production quality, speed and profitability. Whether these companies are part of a supply chain or creators of end products, equipment manufacturers can’t afford machine stoppages or breakdowns. That’s where Harrigan Solutions comes in.

With experience maintaining machines across a number of manufacturing industries, including automotive, construction, energy, agricultural, small engines, transportation, food and beverage and more, Harrigan Solutions will keep your shop equipment clean and running smoothly.

When breakdowns, personnel resources and long machine stoppages aren't an option, our team of fully-trained technicians provide efficient and economical preventative maintenance planning, implementation and execution for hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, control & coolant systems.

Metal Manufacturers

Preventative Maintenance and Sump-Side Filtration for Metal Manufacturing Equipment

To keep your machine tools on the track and making money, your maintenance department needs to get to the next level, but how is that possible with the skilled labor shortage? The answer is Harrigan Solutions On-Site Machine Tool Maintenance program. As a full-service supplier that doesn’t require babysitting, we’ll clean, lubricate and inspect your machinery, freeing up your maintenance staff to handle the more critical and complex work.

When you work with Harrigan Solutions, you get a trusted partner. We’ll work with you to create an optimized preventative maintenance plan that incorporates your needs as well as the recommendations from your original equipment manufacturers, and while we’re performing those PM tasks we’ll assist with identifying other maintenance issues like sticky valves, swollen hoses, or leaky pump seals so those minor issues don’t cause future downtime.

Cost savings derived from reductions in downtime will pay for our services. From our preventive maintenance services with on-site PM Leadership & staff, to the #1 on-site, sump-side coolant filtration service that returns your equipment to production mode quickly. Harrigan Solutions will keep your equipment clean and running smoothly so you can ship more product and add more money to your bottom line.

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


The Harrigan Difference

Our Crew Chiefs engage our "Pit Crews" in continuously improving safety, speed & reliability of our sanitation practices, resulting in more production time & lower sanitation cost​s.

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