Plant of the Year

Food Engineering honors the most innovative new food or beverage plant built in North America each year. The automation strategy, processing and packaging line design, and supply chain management plan of each plant project submitted are reviewed. Deadline passed.
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Mars Chocolate

Mars Chocolate’s Topeka, KS facility was selected as the winner of Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year Award. Jeff Matis, project manager for CRB; Bret Spangler, site director for Mars Chocolate North America; and Louis Hemmelgarn, segment engineering manager for Mars Chocolate North America accepted the award at the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference held April 12-15 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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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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The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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