Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 8-11, 2018

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, Florida



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



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


PIP (Process Industry Practices) is a non-profit organization comprised of member companies who collaborate to maintain a library of more than 500 published engineering practices related to the design and construction of process facilities. We have an entire team of Subject Matter Experts from Owners and EPC Contractors, from companies such as ADM, Ambitech Engineering, BASF, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, concentrating on developing a suite of practices specifically for sanitary processing facilities. This team has published, and is developing, a range of practices that cover piping material specifications, valve descriptions, insulation, coatings, instrumentation, and vessels specific to sanitary process conditions. Our Solutions Theater presentation will explain how PIP Practices can optimize capital projects by improving efficiency in design, procurement, and construction processes.



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


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


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




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


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


 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