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Experimentation at MillerCoors’ 10th Street Brewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co. facility runs a ‘hand-crafted’ operation

Representing the “Tenth” reference in Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee is one of the company’s smallest, most experimental breweries, says Tom Cardella, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based MillerCoors division of craft and import brands.


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Conveyors make accommodations to protect products

Keeping product flowing to boost efficiency.

Just as zone defense is used in basketball as a means to defend specific zones of the court and ultimately protect the goal, zone defense in conveyors also works to protect a goal — but this time the goal is a product or package.


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Celestial Seasonings puts automation on display

Tea facility has standardization in the bag.

Since its founding in 1969 by a group of entrepreneurs, Celestial Seasonings has remained situated against a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colo.


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Vermont Hard Cider Co. outgrows its space

Company prepares to break ground on new cidery

Vermont Hard Cider Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Bret Williams estimates that when he joined the Middlebury, Vt.-based company in 1996 as its first sales associate that the company shipped approximately 300,000 cases a year. In 2012, the company shipped 3 million cases of its Woodchuck Hard Cider brand, he says.


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Processing automation works at light-speed

Automation streamlines mixing and blending capabilities

Superman might be faster than a speeding bullet, and The Flash might be able to run at near-light-speeds, but superheroes aren’t the only ones with the need for speed.


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Racking up warehouse efficiency with storage systems

 As many have said during tough times, “There’s nowhere else to go but up.”  


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Facility planning maximizes space, efficiency

 According to Bill Leber, director of business development for Buchs, Switzerland-based Swisslog, “Capital decisions cast long shadows.”  


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Pepsi Bottling Ventures exemplifies innovation

 With six manufacturing facilities and 22 distribution operations across eight states, Raleigh, N.C.-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has a lot from which to take inspiration.  


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AS/RS offer vertical storage solutions

 Growing up, your mother probably reminded you to clean and organize your room, which seemed like a daunting enough chore, and you probably wished you had a robot to do it for you.  


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Lubricants keep the beverage industry running

 The beverage industry often relies on lubricants to keep its machines running smoothly. 


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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