Membership Profile

Consider joining FPSA if you:
  • Manufacture/Distribute products in the
    food and beverage industry
  • Value networking opportunities and want to expand your business

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MISA Scholarships

The MISA Foundation Scholarship Fund was formed in March of 1989 by the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA). In 2015 there were seven $10,000 scholarships awarded.

This is to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

General Eligibility:
Applicants may be junior or senior level undergraduate students and Masters or Ph.D. candidates in engineering or the meat sciences, attending a North American university. United States or Canadian citizenship is not a requirement.

Please submit a completed application electronically to
Please complete the application and supporting materials in ENGLISH ONLY.

  • Section One:  Application Form
  • Section Two:  Supporting Materials
    • Short Narrative, Honors, Work Experience, Leadership Activities, Official Transcript, Letter of Recommendation

Application deadline: May 1, 2016

Please submit complete packets to: 
Ann Marie Penaranda at

All unsolicited enclosures will be discarded.  Incomplete applications, late submittals or grades may be cause for disqualification.

There shall be a selection jury responsible for reviewing and selecting the individual awardees.


Hear from the 2015 MISA Scholarship Winners


Member Spotlight

Garlock Sealing Technologies

Garlock® is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products - committed to a culture of safety and the dedication to making the world a safer, more sustainable and reliable place to live.  Garlock's sealing solutions are designed with the specific needs of the food and beverage markets at the forefront, providing industry-leading performance while maximizing system uptime and equipment utilization.  

Owner Resource Group

Owner Resource Group is an Austin, TX based private investment firm providing capital and resources to manufacturing, distribution and business services companies.  We are most helpful to business owners hoping to achieve a full or partial exit, businesses looking to increase industry leadership by expanding their capabilities, offerings or geographic reach (organically or by acquisition), and management teams that would like to establish or increase their ownership in a business.  After a transaction, our philosophy is to align our interests with management to support the existing culture and the continued growth of the business.  


DORAL is a multi-faceted Industrial Contractor providing Rigging, Erecting, Millwright and Fabrication services to Food & Beverage Manufacturers throughout the US.  In 2016, DORAL is celebrating 50 years in business. Doral has the experience to handle anything from process equipment installations to complete plant relocations, and everything in between.  

Food Processing



Food Processing is dedicated to the advancement and betterment of the food and beverage processing industry. By creating and providing print and digital media solutions, services and content that deliver value to our clients and the marketplace, Food Processing is a critical go-to information source for the industry. Our mission is to help our readers make decisions that will enable them to run their businesses more efficiently, safely and profitably. The successful execution of this mission is borne out in the dedicated and loyal readership of our print and online audiences. 

Along with this dedication to the audience, Food Processing also proactively invests in circulation and market coverage strategies, ensuring that we provide the best and most complete reach to the food and beverage industry. This proactive approach means that we reach the most decision makers, most purchase influencers, and most processors of any food and beverage focused publication or web site.

ARCO Construction Company Inc.





ARCO Construction Company Inc. was founded in 1992 in St. Louis, Missouri and has continued to grow by providing clients with a turnkey design and construction solution. ARCO/Murray is comprised of three operational divisions: Build-to-Suit/National Accounts, Process, and Interiors; each serving a variety of industry types. Our comprehensive design/build approach allows customers to have a direct relationship with one company instead of dealing with a number of different consulting and management organizations. This single point of contact during a project allows for clear lines of communication and responsibility resulting in significant time and cost savings. 

Clutch Global Logistics

Clutch Global is a full service global logistics company that provides solutions ranging from air, ocean, and ground freight to specialized cargo, tradeshow, customs brokerage, and warehousing.

Clutch Global focuses on ensuring that your customers, both internal and external, get what they need, when they need it, without any disruptions or need for follow up.

By creating a foundation that leverages technology and is built on proven processes, proactive communication, and flexibility to meet unique customer needs we are able to consistently manage the experience.