Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 23-26, 2017

Naples Grande
Naples Florida



FPSA Process ExpoThe Food Processing Suppliers Association is the trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry and the host of the largest and most affordable food processing trade show in the Americas. Our goal is to provide members with networking, marketing and educational opportunities and to help assure the future of the industry through charitable contributions and educational scholarships. Learn more at




Alberici Alberici is a diversified construction company recognized for superior quality and customer service. With operations throughout North America and clients around the world, we offer general contracting, construction management and design-build solutions across a broad spectrum of industrial and commercial markets: • Automotive • Building • Energy • Healthcare • Heavy Industrial • Industrial Process • Mining Infrastructure • Water/Wastewater

With annual revenues exceeding $2 billion, Alberici was ranked as the 31st largest construction company in the United States by Engineering News-Record. In addition to our LEED Platinum headquarters in St. Louis, we maintain a network of offices throughout North America. Learn more at


AmKing2A M King is a fully integrated design, construction, facility maintenance and property services company that consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, we deliver optimal solutions, value and excellence in the implementation of food processing, cold storage, distribution, industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities. For more information about how we deliver your best solution. Learn more at


austinThe Austin Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of in-house services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting, for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878, we continue to uphold our founder's values and believe in providing, "Honest work, well done." Our facility solutions are developed and implemented to improve your operations and make them more efficient - the results you receive are more than just shade and shelter for your business. Learn more at


azo AZO is the market leader in Mixer Feeding with over sixty years of experience in the Food, Dairy and Confection markets. AZO provides fully integrated pneumatic and container material handling systems. Our systems are known for their speed, reliability and accuracy which ensure product safety, thru-put and consistency. AZO pledges to use our knowledge and experience to design, build, install and service a custom solution that will exceed your specifications and expectations – today and into the future. For more information, please visit our website at or contact us directly at 800-880-9830.




We speak it. Without a hint of an accent. In 50 years of industry-specific experience, our annual volume has grown to over $1.3 billion, with Cold Storage, Distribution Centers and Food & Beverage Processing facilities making up over 50% of our revenue.

And, while our portfolio is vast and complex, our process remains as simple as silence: we start by listening to our clients. As one of the largest construction organizations in the country, Big-D’s family of companies includes more than 1,000 associates and 50 years of experience providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries.

We speak the industry language. We hear our clients’ needs. Our experience means we are more than fluent. With Big-D as a member of your team, you will enjoy the confidence of knowing you are receiving the best expertise in the business.


buekertt  Burkert Fluid Control Systems is a global system solution provider in the fluid handling industry. Our focus is on reliability and innovation, with the goal of creating lasting and effective results for the customer. Our manufacturing expertise encompasses process control and automation in a consultant system minded approach. We bring this wide range of knowledge to the food & beverage processing industry for the purpose of offering: improved automation, product yield, CIP and steam handling, an active role in food safety, and aiding our customers in areas of desired improvement. Learn more at


dennis The Premier Food & Beverage Process Engineering Firm Since 1987

Dennis Group specializes in the design and construction of a wide array of food and beverage facilities. We are a single-source supplier with all necessary disciplines in-house to support a project from conception through start-up. Our full-time staff include architects, engineers of all disciplines, system modelers, as well as project and construction managers.

Ranked the “#1 Food and Beverage Design Firm in the United States” by Engineering News Record in 2016, we offer the best combination of quality, cost, timeliness and service available. Visit to learn more.


esi  ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm dedicated to smart building solutions exclusive to the food industry. We are experts in temperature controlled storage, food distribution and specialty food facilities including those earning LEED Certification. Our Single Source Responsibility Approach provides better communication, faster completion of projects and lowers overall costs, allowing ESI Group USA to provide clients with a Guaranteed Maximum Price. Learn more at


GrayFor nearly 60 years, Gray Construction has been providing innovative solutions to the food and beverage market. Having completed close to 200 projects across the U.S., we understand the unique needs of this highly specialized, dynamic market. Recognized as one of the nation’s top contractors in food and beverage plant construction, Gray's industry experience includes: meat and poultry processing; confectionery, pet foods, condiment and snack food manufacturing; aseptic processing; fluid milk processing; and refrigerated and frozen food storage and distribution. Learn more at


haskell  What goes on inside your building will drive the design and construction of your facility, not the other way around. Manufacturing technologies, environmental impacts, regulatory constraints, food safety concerns and more – the operational landscape is in constant motion. Working with a partner who understands integrated project delivery has never been more important. Haskell will help you navigate the complexities of new construction, renovations or facility expansions to maximize your efficiency and minimize your risk.

Haskell provides full integrated facility solutions that ensure the effective execution of capital projects across multiple markets. Our leadership in design-build, construction management and EPC delivery methods has led to the successful completion of thousands of projects worldwide.  Learn more at


hixson Hixson Architecture and Engineering has been specializing in the design of food and beverage plants and R&D facilities for nearly 70 years. Listed as one of the top firms in North America, Hixson delivers insight and advocacy leading to intelligent project execution through 16 integrated technical disciplines. Hixson congratulates our client, Abbott Nutrition and its Tipp City, Ohio facility, on being named the 2017 Food Plant of the Year! To learn more about Hixson and our popular Food Plant of the Future webinar series, visit


Rockwell  Innovative Industrial Automation

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Built on a strong foundation of integrity, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® brands are recognized for innovation and excellence throughout the world. And as we increase our offerings, we remain keenly focused on enhancing our unique technology differentiation — and delivering integrated, value-added solutions. Rely on Rockwell Automation to provide a full scope of capabilities to deliver the solutions and services you need now and in the future. Learn more at


sanimatic Sani-Matic, Inc. has delivered dependable sanitary process cleaning solutions through targeted engineering, deep expertise and craftsmanship since 1943. Today, the Madison, WI-based manufacturer serves the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through a network of distributors and manufacturer representatives. Sani-Matic’s full line of equipment, and supporting sanitary components, include clean-in-place (CIP) systems, clean-out-of-place (COP) parts washers, cabinet washers, tunnel washers, boosted pressure systems, a variety of strainers, spray balls and more. These proven products, as well as the company’s Tactical Solutions system optimization program, provide customers with a complete clean and ongoing Cleaning Confidence. Learn more at



SeeIt SolutionsSeeit Solutions is a USA-based, niche SAP Partner focused solely on MII/ME and integrating ECC to the plant floor. The Company has been providing Manufacturing Information Solutions for more than 25 years, working with full dedication of SAP MII for more than 15 years. Seeit Solutions has partnered with dozens of companies to solve manufacturing problems around efficiency, quality, and scheduling by extending and integrating ERP to the plant floor. The focus is on the “make” part of manufacturing while helping the overall supply chain by providing real time information, dashboards, scoreboards, reports and mobile. Seeit Solutions connects SAP to the plant floor thus, in turn, drives further return on investment in SAP ERP. Additionally, Seeit Solutions has a fully dedicated training and change management team who integrates thoughtful processes around leadership, communication plans, training and knowledge management to help businesses face the constant shifts in organizational dynamics. Learn more at


sew SEW is a world leader in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based automation, SEW-EURODRIVE has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges. We introduced the gearmotor in 1931. In the 80 years since then, we have been bringing the best in drive technology to our customers. That commitment has led to a history of innovations — the first variable speed gearmotor, early development of electronic drives, some of the first successful efforts to decentralize control, and the first motor with energy-efficient copper rotors. Learn more at


sw florida The Perfect Climate – From Beaches to Boardrooms

Sure, you know about Southwest Florida’s quality of life. In addition to our sunshine, our business climate is a major attraction, earning top marks for workforce, education, technology, innovation, and access to capital. That is why many global, Fortune-type companies like Chico’s FAS, Hertz, Arthrex, and U.S. Sugar are all headquartered here.

The five counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades comprise 1.2 million residents, a workforce of over 500,000 with prime available locations including acreage, office space, warehousing, and manufacturing.

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spirax  For engineers around the world, Spirax Sarco is synonymous with excellence in steam system management. We offer the industry’s most extensive range of products and services, coupled with expertise based on over a century of practical application. In short, we create the solutions that set the benchmark for steam-using organizations worldwide, working alongside them to improve productivity, save energy and reduce waste. Learn more at


WireBeltWire Belt Company offers many styles and specifications of conveyor belts to suit your specific application and improve your process efficiencies. We provide conveyor belts for industries such as Food Processing, Textiles, Electronics, Agriculture, Automotive, and more. Our first class Customer Service and global presence means we can provide fast and simple distribution around the world. With over 85 years of experience- it’s no wonder we are the most Trusted name in the industry. Learn more at


vandergraaf For over 30 years, Van der Graaf has been the leading manufacturer of drum motors for belt conveyors. Van der Graaf drum motors exceeds current industry demands in sanitation, energy savings, and operator safety using cutting-edge innovation and technology.

The stainless steel SSV Sanitary Drum Motor series are USDA approved, designed and engineered specifically to drive conveyor belts in the food industry processing plants where sanitation is paramount. These antimicrobial design drum motors have an IP69K enclosure; can operate continuously while being pressure washed up to 3,000 psi. Visit us at booth #206 and at Solution Theater Track A, Monday April 24th (3:30-4:05pm) to learn how these products improve sanitation, reduce maintenance costs and increase operator safety. Learn more at


Zeppelin Zeppelin Systems is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and supply of automated material handling systems for powder and liquid ingredients. Our systems are installed in world class food and beverage companies around the globe. Zeppelin Systems provides engineered solutions customized to the specific needs of our clients. We emphasize the integration of dry and liquid material systems into the rest of the client’s manufacturing environment. Competence and tradition are an advantage for our customers. Zeppelin Systems has been a source for complete solutions in process engineering and material handling for more than 130 years. For more information, please visit or contact us directly at 813-920-7434.




crbApril of 2014 marked CRB's 30th year as a global consulting, design and construction services firm that relentlessly pursues and delivers success for our clients in advanced technology industries. Founded in 1984 as a single three-person office, we have grown to a team of 800+ in 14 offices serving clients throughout the world.

Fueling this growth is our people and CRB's approach to serving our clients: an unrivaled passion for seeking out the right solution on every project; deep technical expertise to tackle the toughest challenges; a network of team members who thrive on collaboratively performing work of the highest caliber; thought leaders who dedicate their expertise to advance our industry and make the world a better place... and individuals committed to developing trusted, longstanding partnerships with our clients. Lean more at


doral DORAL is celebrating 50 years in business! As a third-generation Industrial Contractor, we provide a full line of rigging, millwright, and erecting services. DORAL is not your “typical” rigger however—we also handle a variety of projects involving stainless steel, structural steel and misc. metal fabrication. Visit for more information!


epstein Epstein provides full-service engineering, architecture and construction. In the food industry, we provide expertise in meat, dairy, bakery, frozen foods, and snack foods.

Our full range of services includes site selection; process, packaging and material handling engineering; architecture; site and facility engineering and construction. Project types include manufacturing plants, DC’s and R&D facilities.

We are leaders in sustainable design. Our design and engineering standards center on energy efficient, high performance facilities and systems. Our staff provides assistance from proper site selection and placement of the building on the site to reduced energy consumption to maintain clean and healthy indoor environments. Learn more at www/


 gema Gema Food Coating Systems present a fantastic opportunity for bakery, snack and confectionary manufacturers, by introducing state-of-the-art food coating solutions that revolutionize the way powdered coatings are applied. Gema has developed a range of equipment that provides food processors new ways to enhance product quality, improve nutritional values, and reduce production costs. Technologies from Gema are ahead of the curve, promoting reduction of sugar, fat, and salt, while enhancing the product appearance, taste and consistency. Gema is a pioneer in electrostatic coating technology, offering customers the confidence and expertise that comes with being the industry’s global leader. Learn more at


javlyn  Javlyn designs and delivers highly automated process systems used by food, beverage, and dairy manufacturers. From raw ingredient receiving through filling and packaging, our team brings innovative solutions to the most demanding production requirements. We tightly integrate our control systems into the existing landscape and our IT team offers wide-ranging customized MES solutions.

Whether you’re adding a new batch system to an existing process, installing a brand new aseptic line, or building a new green field factory, you can count on Javlyn for your process system needs. Learn more at


leica Leica Geosystems is the standard in 3D plant scanning. Beginning more than a decade ago with the trusted Cyrax brand of laser scanners, we have continued to raise the bar on speed, quality and reliability. Learn more at


Matrix  Matrix Technologies, Inc. is the process and facility design, automation and information system partner for the world’s largest food and beverage companies. With a professional team of engineering experts, in-depth industry knowledge, and a proven project methodology, Matrix consistently delivers superior results on time and on budget.

Matrix Technologies provides comprehensive capabilities for process and facility design and system integration capabilities to manufacturers of heat-processed foods, beverages, frozen foods, snack foods, dairy, poultry, meat, and other products. We can help you reduce costs, increase output, eliminate waste, and boost efficiency throughout your facilities and operations. Learn more at


SandSFounded in 1926, Shambaugh & Son is one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., performing over $500 million of construction per year with over 2,300 employees throughout 50 states. Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for food processing, industrial, commercial, institutional, medical, and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of ten broad disciplines, including mechanical, plumbing, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection, temperature controls, and high and low voltage systems. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Shambaugh has offices in 19 cities throughout the United States. To learn more visit


schenckSchenck Process is a complete global source of highly accurate bulk solids pneumatic conveying, weighing and feeding systems with additional expertise in dust collection. For over 40 years a strong commitment to research and development has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most advanced products and technologies. We have been awarded hundreds of patents and been recognized by our customers for providing custom solutions for their specific material handling needs. Our streamlined business throughout the Schenck Process Group enables us to deliver a unified process solution for customers in every corner of the world. Learn more at



summitManufacturer of synthetic lubricants, oil/water separators, descalers and degreasers. Priority market targets are: Air Compressors (all models), Pumps, Refrigeration, Refineries/Petrochemicals, Natural Gas, and Food Grade. Learn more at