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Consider this the unofficial announcement. As our industry segment councils meet this week, they’re discussing how we pull off three new production lines once again at next year’s Process Expo. For the uninitiated, Process Expo features live production lines where we make finished products with the actual ingredients to highlight the latest technological innovations in
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An industry that never declines, and that we all touch every day as consumers. Above average pay that helps you live the type of life you want to live, while doing your part to feed a world of 8 billion people with not just meat and potatoes, so to speak, but with new products released
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Why should I get involved in my employees’ finances? It’s a question that a member asked me last week while discussing the new FPSA Financial Wellness Program we are introducing in conjunction with Truist Momentum. The answer is pretty simple. The people we work with are everyday people with everyday concerns, much of which revolves
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I just finished reading a September 20th piece in the Washington Post titled “The robots are here. And they are making you fries.” regarding robotic automation being implemented in the fast-food industry. While our Association focuses much more on the CPG-side of the food industry, I still find this topic extremely interesting as it addresses
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In a recent meeting of the FPSA Pet Foods Council, the group started the discussion on what type of production line it should build for next year’s PROCESS EXPO (October 23-25, 2023 in Chicago). This is not the first line this Council has put together, having organized a short but successful kibble line at the
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We all went through them, though I’m not referring to adolescence. With all the consolidation we’ve witnessed in this industry over the past 20 years, I’m actually referring to the growing pains we experience after a merger or new partnership. Today, I had lunch with an old-time member of FPSA and we discussed “the good
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I heard from a member today regarding the Valor/180 Skills Training platform. He wasn’t certain that the library provided what he was looking for. Really? Among the 800+ courses, there’s nothing that applies to you? That all changed when I brought up the Food Safety track that Valor added this year. As someone who has
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It was 29 years ago, perhaps even to the day, in early August of 1993. I sat in a hangar in the desert outside of Phoenix waiting to skydive for the first time in my life and trying to ignore that this was the first time I experienced 115 degrees. Fun. Waiting my turn, I
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For this week’s blog, I would like to share an interview I recently had with one of FPSA’s newest member companies – Formic. In this interview, Formic’s Co-Founder, Misa Ilkhechi, discussed automation and robotics and what they are doing to make this technology more accessible for food processors. FPSA: Misa, Formic is a new member
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“People leave managers, not companies”. It’s a common statement you hear when discussing corporate leadership. In fact, one of our speakers on the latest webinar regarding the online training platform Valor/180 Skills said the very same thing, only this time it wasn’t in reference to leadership but rather professional development and training. During this webinar,
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