The Walker organization, including the Walker Equipment Group, Walker Transportation and Carlisle Life Sciences, has joined the Carlisle
Process Systems Inc. (CPS) group of
companies. CPS, based in Winsted, Minn., is a leading supplier of
stainless-steel systems and equipment for the cheese and powder industries.
CPS brands include Scherping, Damrow, Wincanton, Zimmer, Stork Friesland,
Scheffers and Bontech. Extract Technology and Carlisle Shanghai joined CPS
in early 2004.
Columbia, Pa-based Facilities
Design & Construction Co. has been awarded the Associated
Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter Award of Merit for the Balford
Farms project in Burlington, N.J. The new Balford Farms facility combines
12,279 square feet of office space, 23,653 square feet of refrigerated
storage and distribution space and 1,568 square feet of freezer space.
Located on a 23-acre marsh, this project involved extensive site
preparation. Maximizing space with a master plan, the owners were able to
accept a new distribution contract midway through construction, resulting
in an additional 4,000-square-foot cooler. Balford Farms is the oldest
continuously operating independent dairy distributor in the Philadelphia
Kraft Foods, New York state officials and
representatives of Ecovation Inc. have marked the commissioning of an innovative food
wastewater treatment facility at Kraft’s Campbell, N.Y., plant. The
water treatment and cheese whey anaerobic treatment system, designed and
operated by Ecovation, reduces the cheese plant waste strength by more than
90 percent and sets the stage for installation of new equipment to capture
and use waste treatment gasses to generate electricity.
Marvin Moon, the retired former manager of the
training department of Pacoima, Calif.-based Arc
Machines Inc. (AMI), passed away July 9. Moon
was one of the earliest employees of AMI, having joined the company in
Industries has announced the formation of
the Adcor Packaging Group, a new business unit that will enable the
company to provide a wider scope of product expertise and support services
to the beverage filling industry. The new unit will deliver advanced design
and engineering capabilities along with OEM equipment installations for all
aspects of the filling line and its essential related operations.
Packaging systems manufacturer Multivac Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has
launched a new food safety Web site designed to educate visitors on proper
equipment specifications needed to maximize food plant sanitation
initiatives. The resource can be found at www.multivac.com/foodsafety
Flowserv Corp., a global
provider of fluid motion and control products and services is now
supporting its Limitorque SMB electric actuator line with a 10-year
standard warranty. The company says the warranty term is unprecedented in
the flow-control industry and sets a new benchmark is asset management.
Safeway’s Denver milk-production facility has
been selected as a finalist for the 2004 Gold Medal Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) Partner Award. The first-ever award is co-presented by Orkin Commercial Services, The
IPM Institute of North America and Today’s Facility Manager magazine.
The Safeway facility is among nine others selected as finalists for the
award. Winners will be announced in September.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
announced in July the addition of the New Product Spotlight to this
fall’s Pack Expo International 2004, November 7-11 at Chicago’s
McCormick Place. Free for all show attendees, the New Product Spotlight
will provide an opportunity to see cutting-edge new product demonstrations
firsthand. The spotlight will run during the first four days of the show,
with six 30-minute sessions planned daily. For more information, visit
Adrian, Mich.-based Aidco International Inc.,
manufacturer of conventional and robotic palletizing machinery, has been
purchased by Salh and Olivia Khan. Salh Khan will continue as president of
the newly certified minority company, while Olivia Khan has been appointed
chief executive officer and remains vice president of marketing and
organizational development and flexibility.
Enon, Ohio-based Seepex
Inc., manufacturer of progressive cavity pumps,
is one of 25 recipients of the Governor’s Excellence in Exporting
Award. Ohio Governor Bob Taft presented the “E” award to the
company in June.