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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 market.
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 April 1980.
Baltimore-based Adcor 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 www.packexpo.com.
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.