Organizations are realizing that sustainability initiatives alone can't drive profitability. They're finding that energy management efforts must be combined with efficient operations to effectively drive long-term financial growth.
Liqui-Box 900, a semi-automatic filler, delivers fast and accurate filling, easy-to-use controls and ergonomic, 5-gallon filling at up to 4 bags per minute, making it the ideal filler for start-up and low-volume beverage and juice filling operations.
Prices that U.S. companies receive for their goods and services rose in April by the most in 19 months, boosted by higher food prices. Some see this as a sign of rising inflation, but others caution that it will take more evidence to establish a growth trend.
The Taiwanese Animators take on the news that Texas is courting Irwindale, California's scandalous Sriracha hot sauce company. The saucemaker has been under pressure to eliminate odors that bother local residents. Texas invited Sriracha to relocate.
Arkansas food distributor Ben E. Keith recently announced plans for a $60 million expansion that's expected to add 74 new jobs. The new 300,000-square-foot facility will serve as the company's Mid-South Regional headquarters, with construction expected to begin this summer.
Unilever will be revamping its Independence, Missouri facility and adding 70 jobs in the process. Built in 1962, the 350,000 square-foot facility currently employs 180 people and produces Wish-Bone and Hellmann's products. The investment will allow for producing dry-mix soups, sauces and gravies.
Over the last decade, many companies have been “making do” with what they had to in order to run their businesses. The stories of companies delaying capital investment and squeezing more years out of equipment than they were designed for have been told over and over again. More importantly, they have also continued to utilize outdated IT systems.
BYOD, gamification and other influences from the general consumer landscape are making their way into the IT strategies and developments of many manufacturers. Here's a look at some of the ways your facility can benefit from these latest technologies.
Idaho Milk Products said in a statement that it has taken steps to make sure future discharges meet standards. Improper acidity levels can cause corrosion, reduce the ability of bacteria to break down sewage, and lead to potential leaks. Between March 2009 and July 2012 the company exceeded its acidity limit 138 times.
Like many inventions, the can was created to solve a specific problem: feeding European armies in the early 19th century who needed to carry their own food supplies for long distances in harsh conditions without opportunities for re-supply. Now, the use of cans is having a significant impact on food safety, supply chain security, sustainability and shelf life.
Unilever plans to expand a food processing facility in the Kansas City area with the help of some incentives from Missouri.
The U.S. Department of Labor ordered Cargill to pay extended unemployment and other benefits to 2,000 former workers of a shuttered West Texas meatpacking plant. It closed in February 2013 after drought conditions left an inadequate cattle supply to process.
A Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont., that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods will close and its production capability shipped to the United States, the company announced Thursday.
Charlotee, N.C.-based snack maker Snyder's-Lance will sell its private-label business and two manufacturing facilities to Shearer's Foods LLC for $430 million in order to focus on name brands. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.
The Internet of Things has already been a positive disruption for U.S. manufacturing, and a number of indicators show that we’re just getting started.
Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the electricity needs of Mars' U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites. One is Mequite Creek in Texas.
Company’s Zero Waste Boxes offer a place for factory and facility employees to recycle ear plugs and hair and beard nets. Boxes help facilities reduce their environmental impact.
Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling delivers a machined tolerance joint, unlike a compression coupling, which can have frequent pipe misalignment during installation. This ensures proper alignment and creates a ledge-free interior environment on connection points.
MDE-2000NC Marksman™II is an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed air, natural gas, propane tank, vacuum, steam, and other pressurized leaks before they lead to major breakdowns.
Walmart plans to host the first ever domestic manufacturing Open Call Summit on July 8, 2014 in Bentonville, Ark., to find suppliers for the company's pledge to spend and additional $250 billion on U.S.-made products as part of its commitment to American jobs.
Campbell Soup Company's Napoleon, Ohio, plant is one of the largest food manufacturing facilities in the United States. Natural gas, solar energy and a biodigestor help fuel the facility.
More than 90 percent of households in the U.S. report consuming a salty snack in the past 30 days, according to Research and Markets. Two out of three American households routinely have at least three varieties of salty snacks on hand.
The Coalition for Sugar Reform has released a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s April 2014 Baseline for Farm Programs, which forecasts that the U.S. sugar program will cost American taxpayers $629 million between 2014 and 2024.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is reporting a first-quarter loss of $124.6 million, impacted by restructuring costs and a virus in the U.S. hog industry. The loss amounts to 89 cents per share and compares with a loss of $30.6 million in the same quarter last year.
Mars, Inc. has announced plans for a new 118-turbine wind farm that will generate 100 percent of the electricity needs of the company's U.S. operations. The energy created from the wind farm will represent 24 percent of Mars' total global factory and office carbon footprint.