This multi-conveyor's pneumatic 90 degree transfer was designed for a packaged meat operation that required products that are two or three abreast to be transferred at 90 degrees at 20 cycles per minute.
Coca Cola's new green plant in South Harbin Industrial City, China, will accommodate nine production lines for both sparkling and still beverages, including Coca-Cola and Minute Maid. The plant is part of a three-year plan that underscores the company's confidence in China.
With Maryland's historical spice and ingredient manufacturer, McCormick, debating moving out of state, a big question comes to mind. What's really more important: the company's history near Baltimore or the efficiency to be gained from consolidating?
In a deal with Unilever that toals $2.15 billion, Japanese food manufacturer Mizkan Holdings Co. secured a loan from four banks on Friday worth $2.2 billion. Mizkan will purchase several major food brands from food giant Unilever, including Ragu and Bertolli.
Most facilities are testing for quality when they perform lab tests, according to respondents. Nearly 86 percent said quality is their first priority, followed by 65.7 percent that said they test for the pathogens, biological contaminants and other food safety dangers.
Nine out of 10 executives at small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period, according to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor.
McCormick, the sixth-largest company in the state of Maryland, is considering a relocation of its headquarters that could move it out of state. Founded in 1889, McCormick is now a $9.3 billion company with spices and seasonings that sell to more than 110 countries.
A manufacturer of self-closing industrial safety gates announces the addition of its first universal hinge mount safety gate to the full line of safety gate products.
Company's new smart alert and MP3 series audible alarms are used for commercial, manufacturing, industrial, institutional and public settings to quickly and clearly alert individuals of an emergency or critical situation.
These current sensing switches feature a single turn potentiometer, allowing the trip point to be set before the sensor is installed or before the monitored circuit is energized.
In the old days, a product was created by a manufacturer, sent to national and regional distribution centers, then to a store and finally to the customer. In today's multi-channel world, a retailer may demand the manufacturer ship an item directly to the customer.
Food giant ConAgra, whose products include Chef Boyardee and Slim Jim, reported a loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, hit by impairment and restructuring charges. Its revenue slipped but topped Wall Street's expectations. Conagra lost $324.2 million for the period.
A developer is bringing a new project to Elkhart County aimed at reducing the environmental impact of dairy farms. Culver Duck, a duck processor near Middlebury, has a similar operation in which it uses the blood, heads and tails to generate methane and make electricity.
In an industry that has yet to recover the jobs lost in the recession, we’re dealing with vacancies in the skilled trades that threaten to derail production growth. How are educational institutions, government entities and businesses working to develop these skills?
Officials with American Crystal Sugar Company, based out of Moorehead, Minnesota, say they should not have to testify in a lawsuit involving the sugar and corn syrup industries. The company is being asked to provide information on genetically-modified sugar beets.
A Japanese government official involved in measures to combat the toxic water buildup at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant emphasized the importance of improving working conditions for the roughly 6,000 workers at the site.
The company's machine automation controller now provides direct connectivity to SQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL and Firebird and is an ideal solution for food packaging.
Demand for shrimp has increased over the years and is currently the largest imported seafood species, accounting for 29 percent of seafood imports by dollar value. In 2013, consumers found themselves paying higher prices with less availability in supermarkets.
General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and other packaged foods, announced further cost cuts as sales declined for its latest quarter. The Minneapolis-based company has been struggling to boost its cereal and yogurt sales, so it's looking to reduce overhead costs.
U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in more than six years. The Conference Board's confidence index rose to 85.2 this month. The June figure is the highest since January 2008, a month after the Great Recession began.
As a society, we waste food along every step of the supply chain. At the retail and consumer levels, the USDA estimates that in the U.S., 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply in 2010 went uneaten.
These vapor proof string lights are hand lamps connected by 10 feet of cable between each unit, terminating in a 25 foot cable with a standard 5-15 straight blade plug.
The customer relationship suffers when manufacturers can’t deliver on time. When companies promise a delivery and that promise is broken, customers start to doubt future orders. Now that customers have more options with whom to work, it's become a harsh reality.
Food products manufacturer Dietz & Watson, supplier of deli meats and cheeses to supermarkets and delis, will expand its Philadelphia operation and add 158 jobs following a massive fire last year that devastated a company warehouse in southern New Jersey.
It is important to have a proper program for reporting and tracking both productive and non-productive aspects of operations. Looking for ways to remove idle time and eliminate bottlenecks requires diligence over time and a focus on continuous improvement.