Autoweek reports that “the current Formula 1 team budget cap of $145 million (a cap that has several loopholes and exemptions) has meant the sport's big three of Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari have had to tighten their belts. All three are believed to have been running with budgets close to, if not in excess of $400 million.”
I tell you this because if you try to run a first-class food plant with a budget less than it costs to run a first-class food plant, you will end up with a record similar to the other F1 teams: you will NEVER win.
It’s cheaper to build a plant correctly than to fix problems as they arise. This may sound like very basic advice, but I often see examples in which owners balk at the cost of doing things right, only to pay top dollar when one or more of their production lines goes down needlessly.