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Progressive Processing plant recognized for efficiency, innovation & execution
Arlington, Va.; Nov. 1, 2010 —PMT Magazine today presented its 2010 Packaging Line of the Year award to multinational manufacturer and food product marketer Hormel Foods’ Progressive Processing, LLC, facility in Dubuque, Iowa, for its Hormel® Compleats® line.
“We were impressed with the engineering and sustainability innovations Hormel Foods put in place at the Progressive Processing plant, which have increased production substantially while decreasing water and power usage by 25 percent,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, which publishes PMT magazine.
The Progressive Processing plant is one of the first manufacturing plants to achieve any level of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification, Yuska also noted. The facility, which opened last January, achieved LEED Gold Status in July.
“For a facility to have reached LEED Gold Status in such a short period of time really tells you a lot about the innovative engineers working there,” Yuska said.
Sustainable design and construction features encompass everything from engineering to landscaping:
Productivity and efficiency improvements make the most of available technology:
PMT’s Packaging Line of the Year Award is open to lines that have been installed or renovated within the previous 12 months. PMT editors and Editorial Advisory Board members evaluate entries based on criteria including the line’s contribution to the company’s business plan, innovation, the use of floor space/layout of the line and the integration of machinery to optimize productivity. PMT first presented the award in 2005. To learn more about PMT’s Packaging Line of the Year, watch for the cover story in the November/December issue of PMT Magazine.
2005 Kraft Foods
2006 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
2007 Swisher International
2008 Ste Michelle Wine Estates
2009 Barry Callebaut
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