Edlong brings in awards

Edlong Dairy Technologies was named one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). This regional honor follows Edlong’s recognition as one of the 101 National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014.

The Best & Brightest competition identifies and honors organizations regionally and throughout the country that displays a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Businesses are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. See the full list of winners at www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners.

David Starr, CFO of Edlong Dairy Technologies, is one of 11 executives to be honored with the 2015 CFO of the Year Award from the Daily Herald Business Ledger, according to the company. The awards recognize financial leaders who contribute to the successful economic growth and stability of the suburban Chicago area.
This is the fourth year the Business Ledger has administered the CFO of the Year Awards. Candidates must be nominated for the honor, and are evaluated based on their contributions to their company’s overall growth, commitment to good ethics, effective reporting and involvement in the community.

Starr and the other winners will receive their awards at a reception on July 23.

Scholarship winner announced

Edlong Dairy Technologies, Elk Grove Village, Ill., announced that Kemia Amin, a graduate student in Food Science & Technology at Virginia Tech, was awarded the Edlong Dairy Technologies Scholarship through IFT, the Institute of Food Technologists.

Amin’s research focuses on understanding the effects of LED light on milk, with the goal of identifying light protective additives in dairy packaging that will effectively protect product quality. She expects her research will benefit the dairy industry by helping producers deliver milk with improved health and taste attributes for consumers.

The scholarship is administered through Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists.

SOURCE: Edlong Dairy Technologies