Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
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Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
Bagging equipment helps El Jawhara develop a strong presence in Egypt's rapidly growing snack food market. The equipment is expected to provide a three- to four-year payback by economically producing high volumes of bagged snacks.
United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.