Manufacturing News

Plant Openings/Expansions

March 29, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Hershey Foods recently opened its 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Eastern Distribution Center.

Hershey Foods recently opened its 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Eastern Distribution Center, EDC III, in Hershey, Pa.

Hershey Foods recently opened its 1.2 million-sq.-ft. Eastern Distribution Center, EDC III, in Hershey, Pa. The building's project team included Hershey employees; civil engineer Evans Engineering; facility engineer St. Onge Ruff and Associates; and material handling engineer St. Onge Co. The team looked at more than 100 sites within a 100-mile radius of Hershey. The final site selection was based on proximity to manufacturing facilities, access to major highways and availability of labor and services. Kinsley Construction Inc. was the design/build contractor. Hershey Foods expects the facility to be fully operational by the fall shipping season.

Tetra Pak Inc. has opened its Aseptic Technology Pilot Plant in Denton, Texas. It is designed to provide customers with complete processing facilities for development of liquid (primarily aseptic) food products, including fruit juices, wine, soy products, puddings, soups, etc. Pasteurized, ultra-pasteurized and UHT aseptic processing can be accomplished using plates, tubular and direct heating systems. Because the pilot plant is a registered food production site, food produced at the facility can be used for product development and consumer testing. According to Andrew Dun, Tetra Pak director of marketing, customers will benefit from state-of-the-art technology and from the confidentiality needed for tests and evaluations.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
More Podcasts

Food Engineering

Food Engineering January 2015 Cover

2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
View Results Poll Archive


Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


FE recent tweets

facebook_40.pngtwitter_40px.pngyoutube_40px.png linkedin_40px.pngGoogle +

Food Master

Food Engineering Food Master 2015Food Master 2015 is now available!

Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit to learn more.