Recent Articles

September 30, 2014 3:00 pm
David Young and Jim Swope, PMP, SSOE Group
Cutting costs and accommodating production schedules are two of the major factors driving the purchase of used equipment in the food manufacturing marketplace. On average, a manufacturer can save 25 to 50 percent when compared against purchasing new equipment.
September 30, 2014 11:25 am
Holly Henschen, Contributor
Food Manufacturing spoke with a pair of experts from Grainger to discuss the latest distribution trends and how they impact food manufacturing. Sean Foran and Elizabeth Bernhardt teamed up to provide the following answers.     
September 30, 2014 2:30 pm
Scott McNeill, Director of Operations, TPC Wire & Cable Corp.
Manufacturers operate on thin margins, so wringing every drop of efficiency out of equipment is crucial. This is especially important in food manufacturing, where consumers are often price sensitive. Here are eight simple tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly.
September 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Tony Reed, Business Development Manager for Food Safety, Dow MIcrobial Control
In the last part 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?           
September 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Andrew Knowles, Sales Support/Applications Manager, JBT FoodTech
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?             
September 26, 2014 1:30 pm
Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment
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.
September 26, 2014 8:15 am
Anthony Fellows, Chief POP Officer, HipPOP's Gelato Bars
The mobile food industry allows aspiring entrepreneurs to conduct sufficient market research before investing in an actual location. With this market research, they often come out with some key tips on staying afloat in this industry.    
September 25, 2014 2:44 pm
Megan DeStefano, Global Strategic Marketing, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Seniors believe that they should consume more protein and prefer to get their daily-recommended intake from functional foods and beverages instead of supplements. This opens the door for food manufacturers to create tasty protein fortification applications to meet this growing demand and stay relevant.
September 25, 2014 1:51 pm
Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA
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.
September 24, 2014 3:32 pm
William G. Sutton, President & CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
The improving economy means manufacturers' equipment needs are increasing to meet growing business demands. This article offers 10 guidelines on how to determine which financing option is appropriate when acquiring equipment.     
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