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Sheeting and laminating systems built to please

Laminators and sheeters need to evolve as quickly as customers needs do, delivering state-of-the-art advantages, high performance and flexibility to meet increased user demands.


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IBIE 2013 show highlights

We walked the show floor at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas Oct. 6-9 and uncovered plenty of hot new technology, equipment and ingredient solutions. Here’s just a taste of what was there.


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Cookie, sweet-treat goodness

Located in Orem, Utah, Janey Lou’s exemplifies the state’s moniker—the Beehive State. Growing demand for the company’s scrumptious cinnamon rolls, generously-sized cookies, handmade Crispy Treats and numerous frozen dough products is keeping its management team and employees busy as bees.


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A family affair

Sisters Rebecca Jane Barney and Angela Lou Fillmore, co-founders of Janey Lou’s Inc., have come a long way from selling their handmade treats to local convenience stores in the Salt Lake City area. Under the helm of nephew and son Ryan Fillmore, the Orem, Utah-based company has garnered convenience-store and foodservice customers throughout the West and Southwest.


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Act now to comply with food-safety regulations

The global food industry is faced with some of the biggest food-safety changes in history. Not only has the U.S. proposed changes in the way food safety will be addressed, but so has Canada, China, India and other countries. 


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Chips aplenty

Stale chips? Think again. Manufacturers are finding interesting ways of keeping  the chips category fresh. And flavors are really getting wild, like chocolate and coconut. Just don’t fill the bag half way.


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Warehouse & Distribution

Keeping an eye on inspection/detection

In bakeries and snack plants, packaging operations are becoming more automated, sophisticated and complex due to new food-safety regulations. We uncover a few advances in metal detection and x-ray technology that are helping to facilitate these food producers’ inspection/detection processes.


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Packaging

Flexible form/fill/seal

Increased bag-format flexibility is one of many new capabilities in form/fill/seal (f/f/s) packaging systems. Versatility, high performance and high speeds go hand in hand with what manufacturers need, as does easier maintenance. But these days, equipment designed with sanitation in mind gets extra high marks.


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Processing Technology

Filling a niche

Bakers who are considering adding bars, cakes, muffins and other niche products to their offerings will find that, in many cases, the equipment they need already exists.


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Ingredient Technology

Sweetening success

When it comes to quality, taste and cost, today’s sugar substitutes are becoming a sweet choice for producers of baked goods and snacks.


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2014 Bakery of the Year: Capistrano's Wholesale Bakery, Phoenix AZ

Here’s a look at Capistrano’s Bakery, our 2014 Bakery of the Year.

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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

Baking Industry Workforce

The American Bakers Association has launched a yearlong project to address the workforce skills gap in the baking industry. Does your company have difficulty finding qualified workers?
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