Plant Focus

Silver Eagle expands, makes sustainable upgrades

September 12, 2012

Running more than 200 routes a week to serve more than 46 million cases a year to 11,000 accounts in 16 counties in southern Texas, Silver Eagle Distributors realizes the importance of investing in its operations. 


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Clearing a path for Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated guided vehicles demonstrate value, efficiency and safety
August 15, 2012

Last year, sales of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) were the highest since pre-Recession years, according to the Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). 


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Wirtz Beverage Illinois upgrades for efficiency

Wholesaler brings Chicagoland facilities under one roof
August 15, 2012

 Efficiency is an important part of any business model.  


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Palletizers adapt to product evolutions

Advancements stay in step with SKU proliferation
August 12, 2012

 Bulk, portion-control, lightweight, flexible and additional packaging innovations have placed a strain on production equipment such as palletizers.  


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Facilities go beyond green

July 18, 2012
As Kermit the Frog once sang, “It’s not easy being green.” Although he was not referring to environmental friendliness, being green is not any easier when Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the goal. 


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Reducing impact through reusable assets

Suppliers seek durable and detectable containers
June 13, 2012

 Beverage-makers employ a variety of methods to get their products from the manufacturer or distributor into the retailers.  


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Capitalizing on its local market

Service, ‘special’ deliveries routine for Beer Capitol Distributing
June 11, 2012

With its four-county territory in southeastern Wisconsin incorporating special event venues such as sports arenas, concert venues and festival grounds, Beer Capitol Distributing Co. Inc., Sussex, Wis., offers enhanced service to these accounts during busy time periods, explains Aldo Madrigrano, chief executive officer of the company. 


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Operations: Conveyors keep moving forward

May 14, 2012

 Similar to the products that are shuttled across its rollers and belts, conveyor systems are working to stay on top of the trends in material handling in order to better serve its clientele.  


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Suppliers Marketplace - April 2012

April 16, 2012
New solutions from FT systems, Zahm & Nagel, P.E. Labellers and more.
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Dogfish Head's ‘blissfully inefficient’ process

March 12, 2012

When Dogfish Head Craft Brewery opened its brewpub in 1995 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Founder and President Sam Calagione brewed on a homemade machine dubbed “Sir Hops Alot.”  To keep up with the restaurant’s demand, Calagione used “Sir Hops Alot” to brew two to three times a day, five to six days a week. 


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