Facility Operations

Report: Labor shortages driving annual $500K spending on automation

Growers now spend an average of $500,000 a year on automation, according to a Specialty Crop Automation Report released and commissioned by Western Gr... continue reading »

Students participate in hands-on training

Idaho Steel partners with college on workforce program

International food processing equipment manufacturer Idaho Steel has partnered with the College of Eastern Idaho on an education and workforce develop... continue reading »

Chemical company, pasta maker partner to produce sustainable packaging

Saudi chemical manufacturing company SABIC has teamed up with Italia pasta maker Garofalo to produce a new, sustainable pasta packaging. The packag... continue reading »

A rendering of a 65,000-square-foot energy facility

Ground broken on 65,000-square-foot food waste processing facility

Food waste management company Divert Inc. has broken ground on a 65,000-square-foot diversion and energy facility in Turlock, California, that will ca... continue reading »

A new, 356,000-square-foot production facility in Mexico

Industrial equipment manufacturer Heat and Control opens Mexico facility

Heat and Control Inc., a global manufacturer of custom industrial processing and packaging equipment, has opened a 356,000-square-foot facility in Mex... continue reading »

AgroFresh enters distribution agreement with sensor tech company

Postharvest solution provider AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has entered into an exclusive global distribution agreement with sensor technology company Stre... continue reading »

Loblaw names Danish grocery veteran its first CEO

Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Canada’s largest food and drug chain, has named a Danish grocery veteran as its first CEO. Per Bank will join the company by th... continue reading »

Nature Fresh Farms adding 60,000-square-foot distribution center in Ohio

Ontario-based Nature Fresh Farms is expanding operations, adding a 60,000-square-foot distribution center in Delta, Ohio. The center will featuring... continue reading »

Richardson International replacing Tennessee refinery with state-of-art plant

Richardson International is replacing its existing Wesson Oil refinery in Tennessee with a new state-of-the-art plant. The $220 million, multiphase... continue reading »

Key Technology sorter and conveyor among equipment in spotlight in Germany

Key Technology’s newest innovations, including its VERYX optical sorter and Zephyr horizontal-motion conveyor, will be on display in Dusseldrof, Ger... continue reading »