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HoneyBaked Ham to Hire 10K Employees

September 30, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HoneyBaked is already gearing up for the holiday season. The company is preparing for the annual rush on its signature Honey Baked Hams, Turkey Breasts and other products by providing part-time jobs for more than 10,000 people.     

Reiser Honors Ruiz Foods' 50 Years by Gifting Vemag DP3

September 29, 2014 3:00 pm | by Reiser | News | Comments

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Ruiz Foods, Reiser participated in the celebration in Denison,...

8 Steps in Water Treatment to Protect Your Products and Equipment

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Marc Weaver, PE, LEED, AP and Taylor Wilson | Blogs | Comments

Whether you're designing a new food processing plant or upgrading an existing facility,...

How Cloud ERP Drives Rapid Growth

September 29, 2014 11:38 am | by Plex | News | Comments

Take part in the upcoming webinar: How Cloud ERP Drives Rapid Growth by Plex. The...

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Hummus-Maker to Expand Va. Plant, Double Production Capacity

September 29, 2014 9:24 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sabra Dipping Co. is doubling its production capacity and creating 70 jobs in 2015 by expanding its Virginia operations. Sabra first opened its factory in 2010, making 4,000 tons of hummus monthly.              

North Dakota's Flour Mill to Become Largest Wheat-Grinding Factory in US

September 29, 2014 8:35 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill is currently undergoing a $27 million expansion that will make it the largest wheat-grinding factory in the U.S. The mill's manager said the expansion is necessary to meet growing flour demand.     

Load Cell Tester

September 29, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced a tester that fills the niche of economical and versatile load cell testing equipment. 

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10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Distractions in the Warehouse

September 26, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse, there are countless distractions. While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.

Brainstorm: Innovations in Sanitation Pt. 3

September 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Andrew Knowles, Sales Support/Applications Manager, JBT FoodTech | Articles | Comments

In part three of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in sanitation should food manufacturers be aware of and how do they aid in regulatory compliance, as well as boosting consumer confidence?             

Police: Woman Beheaded at Oklahoma Food Processing Plant

September 26, 2014 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oklahoma police say that a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.      

Sanitizers/Disinfectants

September 26, 2014 7:58 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This series of sanitizers/disinfectants, with its combination of indirect food contact sanitization and general disinfection claims, can help to combat foodborne diseases.

Brown-Forman Announces Whiskey Row Project

September 25, 2014 3:45 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company revealed its plans to invest about $30 million to transform two historic buildings into the production facility and tourist attraction along a stretch of downtown Louisville that was known as "Whiskey Row" from the city's liquor-making heyday.

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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

September 25, 2014 1:51 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year. Given these numbers, electrical accidents are among the top causes of job-related fatalities in the U.S. workplace.

How to Swab For Bacterial Contamination in Your Brewery

September 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Puritan Medical Products | Blogs | Comments

Sanitation is essential to producing the best product possible, and as Oktoberfest approaches, more and more small-scale breweries are ramping up their production, and thus, their sanitation procedures.

Brainstorm: Innovations in Sanitation Pt. 1

September 22, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Articles | Comments

In part one of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in sanitation should food manufacturers be aware of and how do they aid in regulatory compliance, as well as boosting consumer confidence?             

4 Ways to Increase Manufacturing

September 22, 2014 12:52 pm | by Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Articles | Comments

In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production and need to be engaged with at every step.

Maine's Oldest Chocolatier Under New Ownership

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Erin Collins of Freeport this week took over 99-year-old Haven's Candies in Westbrook, which counts Intel and HBO among its customers. Haven's was founded in 1915 by Herbert Haven in Portland.                        

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The Importance of Leadership, Employee Engagement in Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 8:04 am | by Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

While automation, IT and software solutions can play an important part of many Operational Excellence initiatives, in reality technology can only be as effective as the people and processes to which it supports.           

Technological Advances in Food Processing Creates Regulatory Gaps

September 8, 2014 10:05 am | by Eric Esson, Rite-Hite, Machine Guarding National Sales Manager | Articles | Comments

New industrial safety regulations are always coming down the line and it’s critical that managers of food manufacturing and storage facilities keep up on the latest safety technologies available to match the right product to the right process.   

Survey: Milk Prices Top Concern of Northeastern Organic Dairy Farmers

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station | News | Comments

This survey is the first to assess the educational needs of organic dairy farmers in the region. While this finding won’t come as news to dairy farmers, it may surprise organic milk consumers who pay considerably more for organic milk than conventional milk at the grocery store.

Eliminating Noxious Plant Odors Through Incineration

September 4, 2014 10:25 am | by Scott Baldwin and Joe Bove, PE, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

In food processing facilities, both the product and the method of cooking can lead to strong, often unpleasant, odors. There are several ways to address and control industrial air pollution.             

Leaders Seek Manufacturing Revival

September 3, 2014 9:45 am | by RON BARTIZEK, (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader | News | Comments

Workers in Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills they need. The mismatch is reflected in an unemployment rate that has remained the highest in the state for more than four years.

5 Tips For Manufacturers to Protect Against IP Theft

September 2, 2014 2:32 pm | by Salo Fajer | Articles | Comments

This may seem like a no-brainer, but despite all of the chatter in the C-Suite about cyber security, very few companies have meaningful data protection programs in place today.                    

VIDEO: Top 5 Solutions to Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.

Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Information is the key to running a successful warehouse. With an automated management solution in place, staying in sync ought to be as easy as opening an app on your smartphone or tablet. The results are greater efficiency, lower costs and improved revenue.

Is Burger King's 33-Year-Old CEO Paving the Way For Younger Execs?

August 27, 2014 7:45 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Is experience everything when choosing corporate leaders? As the trend of startup tech companies being run by more and more Millennials takes hold, that average age is dropping. But should age really matter in company leadership?     

Stackable Tank

August 26, 2014 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

This stackable tank product line provides more efficient bulk storage and dispensing of lubes and other machine fluids, while maximizing valuable floor space and eliminating the need for 55 gallon drums.

Leak Detection System

August 21, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

PIVT leak detection system is ideal for packages that contain a brine or juice such as hot dogs, sliced luncheon meats and sausages.

Food Compactor Systems

August 20, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Food compactor systems are tailored to the specific needs of diverse processing requirements to handle food waste and byproducts.

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