Plant Features

A slice of cheesecake production

June 5, 2013
Flexible and ready to address many customer needs, the staff at Eli’s Cheesecake’s 62,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Chicago outputs more than 15,000 units a day on eight production lines.
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Utz and its incredible cheese balls

May 2, 2013

Utz Quality Foods has been making potato chips for years and expanded into other snack foods such as pretzels, and its now-famous cheese balls. The Hanover, Pa., company shares how it makes its fantastic orange, bite-size snacks.


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A royal snack plant

April 9, 2013
Snak King has added a second snack production location, its recently acquired Vitner’s plant.
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Creating cookies to crave

March 11, 2013
Running two shifts a day, five days a week on four production lines, The Christie Cookie Co.’s 41,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Nashville, Tenn., has big-company ideas and procedures.
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Producing pizza pronto

February 18, 2013
Nation Pizza and Foods’ massive 190,000-sq.-ft. operation in Schaumburg, Ill.—one of the company’s two frozen product facilities—features seven speedy production lines that generate at least 30,000 lb. of dough an hour alone. We tour one of the two bakeries and one of four topping lines, which all feature upgraded and soon-to-be-installed equipment.
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Simple crunch time

Simple 7 Snacks works diligently to provide healthier , tasty extruded snacks
February 11, 2013
Launching its own snack brand only three years ago, Simply 7 Snacks has copacked snacks for customers across the country for years.
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Labriola flour power

January 11, 2013
Popular Labriola Baking Co. recently relocated to a spacious, 175,000-sq.-ft. plant in Alsip, Ill


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State of the Industry Report: Pork Rinds, Ingredients: New Twists on an Old Game

Updated formats and new flavors keep pork rinds on track and thriving in today’s snack race.
November 29, 2012
Pork rinds are probably the most misunderstood item in the snack category. This is surprising, because people have been eating pork rinds—also called pork skins—as long as they have been eating pigs. One of the world’s first snack foods created thousands of years ago, and favored in the southern states, pork rinds are a simple combination of fried pork skins and salt.
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Perfecting purple chip production

November 12, 2012
Axium Foods’ 130,000-sq.-ft, corn-based snacks operation in South Beloit, Ill., has expanded several times, thanks in part to the success of the many private-label products it packs and products it copacks. It’s also launching its own line of Mystic Harvest purple tortilla chips, which contain powerful antioxidants. Outfitted with seven highly flexible production lines, Axium produces 150 different stock-keeping units of snacks each week.


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Masada’s Burger Bun Bonanza

September 11, 2012
Masada Bakery’s 100,000-sq.-ft. bakery operation in Norcross, Ga., continues to grow, even in a slumping economy, thanks in part to the dramatic success of several customers. 


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