Speakers

Keynote

Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark

Director of Processing and Technology Operations, Dairy Farmers of America
Daniël Gerritsen

Daniël Gerritsen

Director, Engineering & Operations Strategy, Farmer Brothers
Eric Patton

Eric Patton

Sr. Vice President , Clemens Food Group

2nd Annual Manufacturing Innovation Awards

Thursday, June 21
10:45 - 11:45 am

Join your industry colleagues as ProFood World honors innovative food and beverage processing and packaging projects via the second annual Manufacturing Innovation Awards competition. Award-winning project details will be presented by these three outstanding food and beverage manufacturers:

Dairy Farmers of America
DFA’s world-class milk drying facility in Garden City, Kansas uses redundant systems and advanced automation systems to keep its processes running 24/7. The brand new 267,000-sq-ft facility features the largest single whole milk dryer in North America.

Farmer Brothers
The coffee company’s lean, greenfield 127,000-sq-ft facility features a customized flexible manufacturing system designed with advanced roasters, an automated replenishment optimizer and custom mixing and conveying equipment to allow it to respond to rapidly to changing market demands.

Clemens Food Group
Learn how this state of the art facility in Coldwater, Michigan improves data collection supporting new government reporting guidelines. The new 650,000-sq-ft fresh pork processing plant allows Clemens to produce 12 million pounds of pork per week. At full capacity, it will process up to 11,000 hogs per shift and 2.6 million hogs annually.