Plant Focus

Pack Expo helps expand horizons

August 15, 2011

Processing technologies and The Processing Zone will make first appearances at the Las Vegas show floor for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s (PMMI) 2011 Pack Expo, the show’s 55th anniversary, taking place Sept. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Fitting in with the demands of the line

High speeds, lighter packages challenge palletizing equipment
July 11, 2011

Cause and effect situations are prevalent on product lines in beverage manufacturing plants. Just as a jam upstream can cause proliferation of product downstream, palletizing equipment has been affected by industry trends toward higher line speeds and lighter packages, which has influenced new advancements.


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Nor-Cal plans for the future

Anaheim plant reflects co-packer’s investments
July 11, 2011

To continually improve its capabilities as a contract packager, Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc., Sacramento, Calif., has made investments exceeding $100 million in its two facilities in California. The improvements have placed the third-generation family-owned company on track to produce 45 million cases of product in 2011 for companies such as The Coca-Cola Co., Hansen’s Natural and Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons.


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Flexibility on tap at MillerCoors’ Milwaukee brewery

A range of products and packages present challenges for flagship brewery
June 20, 2011

The MillerCoors brewery in Wisconsin is located on a 90-acre campus in the heart of Milwaukee, in what used to be the corporate headquarters for Miller Brewing — MillerCoors now has its headquarters in Chicago.


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Sunny Delight's goal-oriented production process

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. aligns its production processes with sustainable goals.
May 30, 2011
In 2007, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), Cincinnati, began to synergize its existing lean manufacturing initiatives to align with the emerging sustainability movement.
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Operations: ProMat Offers Warehouse Solutions

Trade show highlights include sustainability, efficiency and compact design
May 16, 2011
The Material Handling Industry of America showcased material handling and logistics solutions at ProMat 2011 from March 21 to 24 at McCormick Place, Chicago
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Improving manufacturing with processing automation

March 7, 2011
Doing more with less is one of the goals when automating beverage manufacturing. Although many steps are involved, beverage mixing and blending equipment and technology help facilitate changeovers and can get more products to market faster with more efficient processes no matter how complicated the formula.
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Weinstein Beverage leverages efficient design

January 7, 2011
Bottler of the Year’s, Weinstein Beverage Co., facility embodies company’s new direction.
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Operations: Advancements make lab testing easier

January 7, 2011
Laboratory and testing equipment adapt to standard and unique applications.
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Automation expanding its reach

December 3, 2010

Automated storage and retrieval systems offer efficiency and cost savings benefits.  Maintaining an efficient warehouse can be a key component where beverage companies are looking to spend their capital.


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