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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery gains flexibility, reduces downtime with gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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Where beer and automation come together

The Automation Conference 2014, coming May 20-21 to Chicago, will deliver insights on everything from industrial safety networks to high-efficiency motors to how companies like John Deere integrate automation technologies from different suppliers. But even non food and beverage industry attendees will most enjoy getting a taste of automated brewing operations from two different perspectives.
Machine Case Study
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Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%

Chicken of the Sea installs new multipacker and two tray shrink packers that provide changeover versatility, operate at 95%-plus efficiency, and have resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower.
Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish
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Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish

A co-injection molded container for fish has one EVOH barrier in its sidewall and gets a second one via in-mold labeling.
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Interbev Process to co-locate with Process Expo

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and NüernbergMesse announced that they have signed an agreement to co-locate Process Expo and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015.
Package Case Study
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Daisy updates cottage cheese pack

Colored lids and updated graphics for Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese packaging highlights ‘The Daisy Difference’: high-quality ingredients.
A special birthday edition package for iodized salt will be available for a limited time in 2014.
Package Case Study
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Morton Salt Girl birthday brings brand refresh

Iconic Morton Salt packaging moves to a cleaner, simpler look to modernize the brand, while a limited-edition pack celebrates the Morton Salt Girl’s 100th birthday.
Khoury
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
Column/Opinion
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.

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