Putting their chips into green manufacturing
Ohio potato chip maker's new plant to be Green Building Council-certified
Shearer’s Foods manufactures kettle-cooked potato chips, but they are betting different chips that a new manufacturing facility in Massillon, OH will pay off both financially and environmentally.
The Brewster, OH-based Scharer's said its new 150,000 sq. ft. plant will not olnly make the potato chips efficiently, but it will be the first Ohio plant to be LEED Gold Certified, according to a report in Crain’s Cleveland Business .
The Scherer's plant will comply with thel responsibilities of our community and our environment.” The plant is targeted for a 2009 completion, and will include the company's corporate and warehousing operations.
Strong growth potential in the snack food market and the opportunity fro new product development were cited by Scherer's as the reason to expand its manufacturing operations.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey