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Renovate for Sustainability

Environmental sustainability and its little brother, energy efficiency, drive many current plant renovations.

Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward

New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.

Power Lunch: How the American Power Act May Affect You

A cap-and-trade marketplace creates burdens, solutions and opportunities.

Food Production Operations Are Waking Up to Breakfast Trends

Chasing consumer demands means automating with flexibility.

How Food and Beverage Manufacturers Can Avoid Class Action Litigation

The recent suits against energy drink makers are lessons for all food and beverage processors.

Coca-Cola Buys Stake in Monster Beverage

It will become Coke's energy drink unit.

Training and Sustaining Your Workforce

Automation, software and PLCs dictate the workforce requirements in the contemporary food plant, and processors everywhere are struggling to find workers with the skills to keep plants running smoothly.

Next-Generation Manufacturing Models Taking Hold in Food Industry

The food industry may not be ready for lights-out automation, but some next-generation manufacturing models are taking hold.

Traditional Manufacturing Values Keep Hormel Ahead of the Pack

One of America’s oldest food processing firms continues to keep its eye on tomorrow. Its 26-year-old Austin, Minn., plant may be the largest in the world.

2006 Manufacturing Survey

Once again, food safety is manufacturers’ No. 1 concern - but Osama, Katrina and Reddy Kilowatt are out there, too.

McCormick Distribution Center Generates More Electricity Than it Uses

Thanks to energy conservation measures plus rooftop solar power system.

Frito-Lay's energy management lauded by EPA, Dept. of Energy

Frito-Lay was one of a select number of businesses and organizations recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) for energy conservation. The EPA and DOE conferred Partner-of-The-Year in Energy Management to Frito-Lay for ...

Five Ways To Reduce Energy Costs

Suddenly, energy savings is critical again; here are mistakes to avoid.

Food Safety Case History: From Farmers Market to SQF

When Key Ingredient grew from hand-filling tubs of dips to automated processes, it needed a Mettler-Toledo Safeline metal detector.

March 2007 Equipment Roundup: Mixing and Blending

March's equipment round-up features mixing and blending equipment, including high-speed blenders, automated powder batching systems, submersible equipment, and ribbon blending tanks.

Kettle Foods Opens First LEED Gold Food Plant

Kettle Foods Inc., which has built a reputation on environmental consciousness, in September held the ribbon cutting on its second U.S. facility. The Beloit, Wis., plant is the first food plant to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green ...

Hirzel Canning Reduces Energy Costs with Common-Sense Process Improvement

Hirzel Canning reduces natural gas and electric costs with incremental, common-sense process improvements.

Congressmen Send Inquiries to Energy Drink Makers

Lawmakers ask 14 companies to justify marketing claims, explain labeling, hand over data.

MRO Q&A: Building a Successful Energy Cost Savings Program

MRO Q&A is a Food Processing series addressing maintenance, repair and operational issues in food plants.

Advanced Imaging Systems Injecting More Automation into Meat Processing

These processors and equipment manufacturers are shining a light on efficiencies and improvements in meat and poultry production.

Automation Makes its Way Across the Plant Floor

Slowly but surely, robotics, vision systems and information networks are working their way across the plant floor.

2013 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Labor, not Energy, the Concern in 2013

While economic uncertainty remains, respondents expect more growth.

Energy drinks bubble up

Energy drinks - chock full of sugar and caffeine and with names like Monster, No Fear, and Gorilla Juice - first appeared six years ago in dance clubs in New York City and Los Angeles. Today the $3.5 billion energy-beverage market is 6 percent of the nonalcoholic beverage industry, which includes...

Clos du Bois Automates A Centuries-Old Process; Improves Efficiency

Clos du Bois winery improves bottling efficiency 20 percent with 21st century information systems.

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