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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Site Selection: Redefining Location, location. Location

What makes location the most important criterion in selecting a site? Transportation, logistics, labor force, water and utility costs—to name a few.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Flooring Commandment: Know Thy Installer

Polymer science presents food and beverage manufacturers with many floor covering options, but performance often hinges on the expertise of the people installing them.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Food Safety: Ode to the pallet

Keep an eye on one of the least considered plant tools. It could make a huge difference in your food safety plan.
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PACK EXPO Preview

Offering a customer-centric approach, Las Vegas show continues to grow.
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Tech Update: Robotics

After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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Editor's Note: The times they are still a-changing'

The current economic climate is reshaping the face of our industry like never before, with many of the largest food and beverage companies obtaining more than half of their income from outside their home markets.
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Engineering R&D: New solution for slaughter

Systems development can create strange bedfellows. Take, for example, the alliance between an Alabama road construction firm and food scientists addressing animal welfare issues.
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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.

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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.
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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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