In 2013, private-label drink manufacturer Citrus Systems Inc. finally left its original 68,000-square-foot complex in Minneapolis and expanded into a 135,000-square-foot facility in west suburban Hopkins. Unfortunately, while the new building allowed Citrus Systems to increase production of its fruit and vegetable blends, concentrated juices, teas and other custom products, it carried over the same antiquated dock equipment used in the old one
By now, say the name Blue Bell, and the first thought in most people’s minds isn’t ice cream. The company just went through one of the biggest recalls in recent times due to potential contamination from Listeria monocytogenes.
A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge category held at the WorldSkills UK competition for their design and production of a remote control forklift.
As a kid growing up on a poultry farm, I couldn’t wait to help my dad truck cases of eggs to the local co-op, but I confess to an ulterior motive—hitting the candy machine just inside the door for a SNICKERS bar.