2016 Capital Spending Report

Manufacturing ventures entail risk, and food processors increasingly are partnering with other food companies to mitigate the risk of new-plant projects.

Capital Spending

The Age of the Plant Partnership is upon us, if the greenfield projects currently under way in the food industry are any indication. Colocation of a key supplier’s operations adjacent to a food or beverage production plant is not unusual, provided throughput is sufficient to justify it. When Gatorade embarked on a series of new plant constructions a decade ago, blowmolding facilities usually were built on the property, with a corridor delivering PET bottles just in time. And when Beef Products Inc. set up shop in Dakota Dunes, S.D., for its meat recovery process, trim meat from the Tyson packinghouse next door arrived via an enclosed conveyor line. But a new breed of…

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Food Processing Top 100

Food Processing's annual list of the top 100 food and beverage companies in the United States and Canada is the only list of its kind. Nowhere else can you sort manufacturers by sales, rank or income all in one place. See the interactive list.

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2016 Supplier Source Guides

We've split our Supplier Source Guides into three separate sections. Download one or download them all. Learn more about the guides and download them today.

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