Last Thursday, more than 240 Retail Confectioners International (RCI) convention attendees toured Savage Bros. offices and its manufacturing facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The next day, 11 employees in the company’s engineering area of the 81,500-sq.-ft. complex were startled to hear a rumbling sound around 1:45 p.m.
And this year, they even have machines talking to themselves. It’s dubbed Industry 4.0. As Wikipedia explains, “Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing.”
Lufkin, Texas-based Atkinson Candy Co. and its packaging design partner, The Vital Design Group, have been selected from more than 2,000 entries as winners of the annual Graphic Design USA 2017 American Package Design Awards.
In 1992, Peter Tanis officially started Tanis Food Tec after having spent a decade working as a sales manager for Mondomix. By doing so he became a second-generation entrepreneur in continuous food processing.