Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream--In the groove in Bakersfield

April 4, 2006
If officials at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. and Nestlé SA wanted a symbol of their frozen snacks’ merger, they couldn’t do better than the expanded Dreyer’s plant in Bakersfield, CA. Since 1983, Food Engineering has celebrated outstanding examples of food and beverage facility design and construction from sea to shining sea with the annual Food Plant of the Year award. Nestlé’s Carnation plant in Bakersfield was honored in 1989 (“World’s largest ice-cream plant,” Food Engineering, March 1989).
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Plant of the Year: Farmers Pride Inc./Bell & Evans Evolutionary Innovation

April 5, 2005
Best practices, not faddish trends, drive plant innovation at Pennsylvania poultry processor.
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Plant of the Year: Pepperidge Farm, Built for Speed

April 6, 2004
Pepperidge Farm built on earlier projects and solid in-house engineering to construct a powerhouse bakery.
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New Plant of the Year: American Italian Pasta Company

April 16, 2003
AIPC’s plant in suburban Phoenix challenges popular conceptions of how to construct a world-class food processing facility.
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New Plant of the Year: Future Beef Operations

April 11, 2003
With several distinct value-added businesses operating under one roof and a state of the art carcass dehairing process that takes food safety to a new level, Future Beef redefines supply chain integration.
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