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Co-packer's Broad Operational Footprint Helps it Cater to Customer Demands, ...

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Pat Huffman runs Warrell Corp. operations with a sweet tooth and the heart of a plant manager.

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

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

Market-Driven Manufacturing at Abbott Nutrition

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From packaging to new plants, boomers, kids and fitness buffs are the real managers of the company's nutritional beverage operations.

Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward

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

Meat and poultry: Make it fast, keep it safe

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Amid recession, recalls and regulations, plants make strides to marry safety with efficiency gains.

CMMS Can be Critical for Safety and Compliance

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Maintenance software starts out as a generic tool, but can become a critical instrument for safety and compliance throughout the plant.

Floor to Ceiling Problems Cause Product Recalls

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Recent product recalls have pointed a liability-filled finger at problems with floors, drains, roofs and other physical pieces of the plant.

The Smart, Modular and Automated Plant

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Conveyor and robotic material handling answer the call for high productivity in challenging applications.

Food Plants Using Auctions More Often to Buy and Sell Assets

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Surplus and used equipment – from both dealers and auctioneers -- offer benefits to both buyers and sellers in a tight market.

Note to Snack Foods: Get Well Soon

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Twin-screw extruders are key as processors crank out better-for-you 'salty' snacks.

Hormel Pursues Green-Building LEED Certification for Plant

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For a new shelf-stable meals plant, Hormel will pursue green-building LEED certification. We’ll follow the plant throughout the process.

TreeHouse Foods: Flexibility With Efficiency

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In any given category, TreeHouse's 19 manufacturing plants must make dozens of varieties in dozens of formulations, all at low cost.

Plant Upgrades on a Budget - With Quick Paybacks

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Whether your budget is slowly rebounding or your big projects are still on hold, lots of upgrades can be accomplished quickly to offer both rapid returns and long-term gains.

Plant Floor Efficiency: There's an App for…That?

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Key performance indicators and overall equipment effectiveness are coming to the plant floor, the front office and now your smart phone.

Production Room can Boost Efficiency and Stretch the Dollar

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Adding a new line? The production room can be the highest-value piece of the company to boost efficiency and stretch the dollar.

Modular Automation Allows for Food Manufacturing Flexibility

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From the PC to the Internet revolution, standard, modular software objects are the key to easier manufacturing agility and integration.

Renovate for Food Safety

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It is do or die time for your business. From leaky roofs to corroded underground pipes, old plants are slow-motion accidents waiting to happen.

2011 Processor of the Year H.J. Heinz Co.: A Global Standard for Local ...

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Heinz Global Performance System defines quality, teamwork and management best practices for 81 plants worldwide.

Food Production Operations Are Waking Up to Breakfast Trends

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Chasing consumer demands means automating with flexibility.

Lean Times Call for Belt Widening at Food Processing Plants

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Lean times for frozen foods call for belt widening – among other throughput and efficiency tweaks.

Renovate for Sustainability

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

Predictive Maintenance Environment in Food Processing Plants Provides Early ...

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Maintenance is moving from preventive to predictive mode with condition monitoring, maintenance system upgrades and the promise of easier integration.

Cleaning and Sanitation Equipment Keep Processing Plants Profitable and ...

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Sanitation equipment suppliers are designing machines that not only meet the high standards for customer cleanliness, but also for regulatory compliance as well.

Confectioners Returning to Their Chocolate Roots

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Michael Antonorsi and other micro confectionery stars help the industry giants remain chocolatiers, not just candy factories.

2012 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Can Production This Year Top 2011?

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Processors can't get a break from uncertain markets, rising costs and changing safety standards, but they continue to grow and keep optimism high.

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