Supplier’s News

Orkin Inc., the Integrated Pest Management Institute of North America (IPM) and Today’s Facility Manager magazine have selected Safeway’s Denver milk plant as one of four winners of the 2004 Gold Medal IPM Partner Award. The award honors commercial facilities that have shown extraordinary commitment to integrated pest management. The Denver plant processes the Safeway grocery chain’s private label milk and cheese.
Henningsen Cold Storage Co., Hillsboro, Ore., has been honored with a Golden Penguin Award from the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for the company’s dedication, innovation and success in the promotion of frozen and refrigerated foods. The Golden Penguin awards program attracts entries from professionals across the country in all aspects of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. Henningsen received the award for its work during National June Dairy Month.
Atlanta-based Ross Systems Inc., global provider of enterprise software solutions to manufacturers, has joined the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) to support the unique needs of its private label manufacturing customers. The PLMA represents more than 3,000 companies worldwide whose private label products currently drive $50 billion in retail business in the United States alone.
Iconotech, manufacturer of digital case-printing equipment, has received a CE (Conformite Europeenne) mark of approval, needed to distribute products in the European Union, on its Optimizer and Economizer digital case and bag printers. Iconotech will be exhibiting at Pack Expo International 2004 in Chicago, November 7 to 11, Booth N-5604.
Euromonitor International, provider of strategic market analysis to the world’s leading consumer goods manufacturers, suppliers and retailers for over 30 years, has opened a fourth office in Shanghai, China. The new office will allow the Chicago-based company to further develop its Chinese research program and respond immediately to the market analysis needs of China-based businesses.
Umpqua Dairy Products of Oregon has chosen San Diego, Calif.-based CSB-System International Inc., to provide the company with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The new system will be implemented in phases, starting with inventory management, sales, purchasing and quality management. The second phase will involve production planning, monitoring and control.
Four career-long packaging professionals — Dr. Raymond Bourque, Audrey Marsh King, Stanley Kopecky and Lawrence Starr — will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held in conjunction with Pack Expo International 2004 in Chicago, November 7 to 11. The four have been selected in recognition of significant contributions made in advancing packaging technology and engendering a better understanding of packaging’s role in society. Initiated by the Packaging Education Forum, the Packaging Hall of Fame is now administered by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI). For more information and tickets to the reception and induction ceremony, visit www.pmmi.org/tickets.asp.
Armfield Inc., supplier of miniature-scale processing equipment for the food industry, has opened a trials facility at its Jackson, N.J., headquarters. The facility features the company’s FT74X miniature-scale HTST/UHT unit, which can be configured as either a plate or tubular heat exchanger. Customers who want to see if miniature-scale processing can be part of their product development plans can bring their products to the laboratory and process them using a variety of parameters such as variable temperatures, flow rates and holding times.