Steffen Ploeger

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Establishing and running a food-manufacturing unit is no easy feat.  Setting up a food division in some locations has obvious advantages especially if the place has access to skilled labor, raw materials and resources, robust transportation system, water supply and other favorable assets including climate and electricity.   Research On A Running Food Factory A research conducted by a New Jersey firm estimated the annual cost of running a food factory with 500 employees in a 300,000 square feet space across 24 regions in North America. While Bay area in the U.S. emerged as most expensive due to lack of favorable assets, Chicago ranked among the top 10 priciest markets as it offers several assets mentioned above. In Canada, Eastern Ontario emerged as one of the least expensive markets with estimated annual factory costs of $30.3 million. The favorable exchange rate ... (more)

The Right Trade Show for Your Company

There are several reasons why it might make sense, but it’s important to figure out which reasons work for you. For example, are you aiming to develop lucrative, targeted business leads? Do you want to know what’s working in your industry – and your business – and what isn’t? Are you trying to develop and strengthen your brand? Or are you looking to close sales without any resentment? Doing the Research The first step when you’re thinking about exhibiting at a trade show is to do your research. Explore the trends that are currently relevant in your industry. Are there new techno... (more)

Picking A Perfect Kitchen Backsplash Design

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Metal Detection in Food Packaging

What is the Food Industry? It’s been a long time since the food industry simply involved farmers taking their crops and livestock to the village market to sell to other villagers. These days, only hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers can be considered as being outside the modern food industry. These days, the industry is a behemoth, a complex, global, diverse collective of businesses that involves many steps, from farming crops and livestock, to slaughterhouses and processing plants, to ready meal processing, to packaging plants, to grocery store shelves. Each step involves fo... (more)

4 Ways to Boost Productivity – Without Spending a Fortune

Despite the conveniences that technology affords us, there are certain things that we sacrifice as a result. The internet for example, has permeated our daily lives and makes many things easier, quicker, and even possible. With these significant advancements in tech, our lives have become much busier, and we're expected to accomplish more and more in the same amount of time. Old school, mundane tasks have been replaced with contemporary fast paced, tight deadline requirements. The result? Heaps of stress. Since when did we answer emails while driving the kids to their soccer games... (more)