About DeJong Operations Management & Consulting LLC

There is no challenge too complex for our team to solve and no business too small for us to

At DeJong, we solve real problems.

DeJong Consulting was established after a gap was identified - the need for flexible, dependable, and solutions-oriented resources who would develop plant designs, uncover efficiencies, share cross-industry insights, and provide process management for companies of all sizes. With 13+ years of experience working in the industry, the DeJong Consulting team brings dedication and creative thinking to help solve customers' process and plant operations challenges. There is no challenge too complex for our team to solve and no business too small for us to partner with.

From plant and process design through sourcing, installation, and training, we can help maximize your plant's productivity while leveraging your existing footprint.

What to expect?

  • Customer-First Mentality

    Don't let the stainless steel fool you - this is a people business. It starts and ends with taking great care of our customers and communities each and every day. We treat others the way we would want to be treated. Say please and thank you, greet them with a firm handshake, and be quick with a laugh and a smile. We're there for them when they need us. By working alongside them, we create amazing things together. We're a joy to be around and a pleasure to work with, and we value and respect our clients' time, facilities, and teams — and it's a big part of why our customers invite us back job after job.

  • Smart Solutions

    Helping clients in a variety of industries - from egg to pharmaceuticals - overcome processing plant challenges gives DeJong Consulting the ability to bring new ideas and solutions to the table. We use our cross-industry experience to quickly identify process issues and then push our clients to take a new approach, pilot new technology, or take a page from another industry's book, all with a focus on ROI.

  • Ease of Business

    The ultimate goal of our operation is to provide our customers with an easy experience. That means people who answer your questions and calls, the ability to meet deadlines, solutions that bring ease, not more challenges, and production equipment that works as it's supposed to.

  • Industries Served

    We have hands-on experience helping customers in the egg, biotech, dairy, food processing, and wastewater industries with research and development, scale-up, production, and operations management.

Historical Success

"That can't be done." This answer is never an option when production environments are faced with challenges. With a record of success, our motto is there is no job too big, too small or too complex that solutions cannot be developed for. Our services bring your plant solutions to life, from process audits to project completion.

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Our History

During the past 15+ years of experience in building and managing food and pharmaceutical process plants, Michael DeJong has built a team of the best sanitary process industry consultants and engineers with whom he has worked. We're designed from the ground up to make your sanitary process successful.

When you work with DeJong, you will experience cross-industry problem-solving at the highest level. From basic non-food or raw ingredients to USP-certified aseptic pharmaceutical processes, we have the expertise and experience to hit your timeline without breaking your budget.

Our Founder

Our Owner and Founder, Michael DeJong, did his industry internship working with one of the largest egg processing companies in the US in developing their first egg membrane separation plant. After building 6 such plants and developing many patented 'firsts,' Michael moved to the membrane separation and filtration field, establishing vast cross-industry experience and relationships, before moving on to found DeJong Operations Management & Consulting LLC.

Michael DeJong is an inventor and problem solver at heart. Our team reflects his passion for answering the toughest process riddles. Our best work comes into play when the problems are the most complicated to solve. We bring a Midwestern farmer's mentality and grit to the table; we never leave a challenge unmet, we never back down, and we never quit.

The DeJong Difference

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to meet gaps in the sanitary design and installation industry. We do this by providing the option for turnkey process plant builds – from green-field to fully-trained, competent staff running finished products effectively. All our services are a la carte, so we are built to scale into the gaps in your process as needed without pushing your existing partners to the side. Our goal is to make everyone in the chain successful.

Our goal is to help each of our clients produce a high-quality product with maximum uptime and efficiency. We do this by understanding your unique situation and business constraints, recommending the best products and systems that meet regulatory requirements, and following industry best practices. Our lean building processes ensure a quick installation path for the fastest return to production.

We have extensive experience across multiple industries and can provide solutions to seemingly complex issues using standard offerings from unrelated applications. We are a trusted equipment sourcing partner without specific brand loyalty. Our choices are based on best practices and applications, and we can work with your brand preferences to prioritize resources.

In today's globalized world, time is money. We understand the importance of meeting aggressive timelines, and our team is scalable, flexible, and ready to overcome any challenge. By sourcing from new, refurbished, and used markets, we can get you the products and services you need to fulfill your contracts quickly, bypassing the delays of traditional supply chains and manufacturing processes.

Our priority is to promote green initiatives that reduce power consumption, minimize carbon footprint, and control costs. We use high-quality stainless steel products that ensure a longer lifespan and lower carbon footprint, helping to reduce waste production. By planning for lower chemical consumption and responsible water usage, we exceed city environmental restraints and sometimes qualify for tax and environmental incentives.

At DeJong Operations Management & Consulting LLC, we're dedicated to bringing your ideas to life. Whether you need a site evaluation, equipment upgrade, or an entirely new process, our team is here to help. We work alongside you as an extension of your ownership mentality, taking great pride in partnering with you every step of the way. From dry powder ingredient packaging to finished products, we're committed to ensuring your success.

As you grow, there are always challenges and costs to consider. That's where our experienced engineers come in - we provide hard data and a proven track record to help you navigate the difficult questions around equipment integration. We ensure that both scaling and technology integration are considered from the outset so you can upgrade today without compromising your tomorrow. Let us help you succeed both now and in the future.