Plant Design/Management

The latest trends and innovations in facility design and management.


Employee Matters

Identity crisis

Simple “NCIS” protocol can help when employee “Juan” says he is now “Carlos” and has the documents to prove it.
On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that certain individuals who came to the United States as children, and met certain criteria, would be eligible for temporary resident status through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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Plant Design & Management

Repair equipment, or replace it?

Guidelines for processors to consider when determining whether to replace, repair or re-engineer equipment in their protein-processing plants.
"Hurry up and get that conveyor running,” is barked over the radio as one critical piece of equipment has brought a processing department to a standstill.
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Worker safety: a safe bet

Meat and poultry operators that focus on worker safety and wellness are in position to reap huge paybacks in performance and productivity.
Worker safety is a key element in an effective meat and poultry processing operation
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Food Plant of the Future: Raising the Bar on Plant Air Quality

Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.

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Food Plant of the Future: Global Food Safety Impact on Facilities

Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.

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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Contact: Adam Thomas

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

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Image Galleries


Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner


March 2015

The March 2015 issue of NP features: Ingredients: In search of the right spice; Packaging: Will solvent-based continuous printing expire?; and a new column, Get Real with Beef: Regionality brings out the best.
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Independent Processor


February 2015

The February issue of IP features cover story: The great speckled bird. 

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The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

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A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.


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