Very few companies have put much thought into the processes of removing obsolete items from the inventory and disposing of them. Yet this task is fundamental to managing spare parts obsolescence and, by extension, is fundamental to spare parts inventory management.
With its new St. Pauls, N.C., processing plant, Sanderson Farms continues to build upon a successful playbook for expansion that has produced nearly a half-dozen new facilities in just more than a decade’s time.
Since 2005, Laurel, Miss.-based chicken processor Sanderson Farms has been on an unmatched record of expansion in the meat industry, building and opening five processing plants (with a sixth brand new plant planned to open in 2019).
By not taking adequate measures to cut water and energy use, which includes recirculating their resources and leveraging the optimal equipment and operating strategies, many plants are unnecessarily bolstering expenses while becoming more vulnerable to shortfalls in available supplies.
Voters for The National Provisioner’s Plant of the Year award this year faced a serious challenge, as each of the nominees — all processing facilities visited for cover stories from June 2015 through May 2016 — made a very strong case for winning the annual award.
Many meat and poultry producers are finding no good deed goes unpunished. While most operators are working to enhance food safety and improve product quality, their methods often entail an exorbitant consumption of energy and water.
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.
In this educational webinar, Packer Sanitation Services, Inc. will cover better ways to maintain food safety with quality equipment while keeping employees safe. New blender cleaning solutions that don't involve energizing will be discussed. Attendees will walk away with knowledge that will help them strive towards improved safety conditions in food processing plants that utilize blenders. Read More
The June 2017 issue of Independent Processor features our cover story on how Wagonhoffer Meats is bringing back the rabbit as a healthy meat source, a preview of the 78th AAMP Convention, and much more.