Plant of the Year

Annual award honoring a food or beverage plant as the best example of manufacturing excellence

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Plant of the Year

Plant of the Year: Excellence and efficiency abound at Blue Diamond Growers

 Built from a foundation of emerging collaboration tools and a unique, cross-functional, interdisciplinary approach, Blue Diamond Growers achieves its manufacturing goals with its new “dream” plant. 


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Plant of the Year: Chobani

Chobani's brand-new Twin Falls facility continues to evolve while keeping up with the American public's insatiable demand for Greek yogurt.

Chobani time might be defined as the time it takes a new company, which started in 2005, to rise to the top in US Greek yogurt sales in 2012, claiming 47.3 percent of the US market, according to AdAge, June 6, 2012.


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Editor's Note: On the hunt for game-changing technologies

Our industry has never been interested in maintaining the status quo.
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Plant of the Year: Northeast Foods - Automatic Rolls of NC

A McDonald’s supplier designs a high-volume bakery that boosts automation to new levels and recasts the role of production floor workers.


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Editor's Note: Calling all innovators

Now is the time to begin preparing your entry for FE’s top honor, the 30th Annual Plant of the Year award.
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Plant of the Year: Shearer's Foods Rethinks the Food Plant

Some additional upfront cost already is paying dividends to this manufacturing organization, with the biggest returns yet to come.
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Plant of the Year: Keystone Foods Puts Its Best Food Forward

Emerging from 40 years in the background, Keystone Foods is asserting its capabilities as a contract manufacturer at its brand new Gadsden, AL facility.
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Plant of the Year:Celebration Foods

Celebration Foods faced capacity constraints, but its new plant had to be true to the handmade tradition of its ice cream cakes.
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Plant of the Year: Barilla Says: Ciao, New York !

The Rochester area rolls out the welcome mat for its newest Italian citizen by way of the Midwest .
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Plant of the Year: Opportunity Knocks for T. Marzetti

Long on cash and short on capacity, T. Marzetti Co. took the plunge two years ago and began construction of its first new plant in more than half a century. Now it intends to exploit its new asset.
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Northeast Foods -Automatic Rolls of NC

Automatic Rolls of North Carolina was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2012 Plant of the Year.The Paterakis family owns Baltimore-based Northeast Foods, a commercial baking powerhouse with 13 production facilities either owned outright or in partnership. Five are part of the Northeast Foods group that stretches from Connecticut to Clayton, NC, where the newest plant began production in May 2011.

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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

11/7/13
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On Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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Flexible Design: Building for Tomorrow

11/13/14
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This Food Plant of the Future webinar explores how to think about tomorrow, today, without going overboard or getting locked into an untenable position. Also discussed: strategies and flexible technologies that are available to keep buildings as unrestricted as possible for future growth and how to build the space and systems to accommodate unanticipated needs. Read More

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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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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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