Learn more about how we've helped customers save money without impacting production. Here is our collection of case studies in industries such as Food and Beverage as well as Metals and Foundry.
|Food & Beverage|
|Anchor Warehouse Services|
Anchor Warehouse Services is a commercial cold storage provider serving growers in California’s lush Central Valley. Anchor provides pre-cooling and SO2 gassing services to maintain the optimum quality of all types of perishable produce including avocadoes, kiwis, and quinces as well as large quantities of table grapes and citrus. Anchor operates three state-of-the-art facilities including a 10-room, 100,000 square foot location in Porterville, CA. Facilities were designed to maintain the highest level of product quality and include enclosed docks and hallways for environmental control, rapid cooling capabilities, and certified rooms for organic produce.
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Amy’s Kitchen is the nation's leading source of natural and organic convenience food. Its products are available nationally in natural foods stores, most supermarkets, select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally.
Amy's uses certified organic ingredients, including vegetables, grains and fruits grown without pesticides. Fats are used sparingly and selectively; all dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, poultry, or eggs. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.Amy's Kitchen PDF | HTML | Case Study PDFs:
|Del Mar Food Products|
Del Mar Food Products is a custom manufacturer of frozen fruit and vegetable products in Watsonville, California. Spanning 12 acres, the facility has more than 100,000 square feet of processing, freezing, and cold storage space. Specifically, Del Mar Foods freezes and maintains refrigerated and frozen storage for apples, apricots, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, brussels sprouts, bell peppers, spinach, and mushrooms. Additionally, the facility packages fruits and vegetables as Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) products, solid/sugar packs, food service packs, industrial packs, retail packs, and purées. Founded in 1959, Del Mar Foods is now a global supplier with customers in Australia, Canada, Europe, and Japan, and is also certified kosher and certified organic.
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|E. & J. Gallo Winery|
E. & J. Gallo Winery is one of the largest winemaking operations in the world, distributing their wines to more than 90 countries and employing more than 4,600 people. Since its foundation in 1933, Gallo has built an international reputation in wine grape growing and winemaking, offering a diverse selection of products from fine table and sparkling wines to distilled, wine-based spirits and beverage wines. Gallo’s Fresno facility distills the E. & J.® VS Brandy and E. & J.® VSOP Brandy, which amounts to 50% of their total production, as well as makes grape juice concentrate and wine, which accounts for the other 50%. Out of Gallo’s numerous wineries throughout California, the Fresno location is the only one that produces brandy and juice concentrate.
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Mission Produce is a global packer, importer, processor, and distributor of avocados and asparagus. The company has operations in Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and the United States. Mission revolutionized the avocado industry by being the first company to supply ripe fruit to retail, wholesale, and foodservice customers nationwide. The company has ripening and distribution centers in California, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle. These regional, state-of-theart facilities ripen fruit, maximize just-in-time delivery, reduce customer inventory management and enhance transportation efficiency. Mission customers are ensured a consistent flow of fresh products on an as-needed basis.Mission Produce PDF | HTML | Case Study PDFs:
Guadalupe Cooling Company is a produce precooling company that cools a full range of fruit and vegetable commodities including broccoli, lettuce, celery, cauliflower, mixed vegetables, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, and feijoas using various processes. These processes include vacuum cooling, HydroVac™ cooling, pressure cooling, and icing. After cooling, Guadalupe Cooling stores the product in a cold room and then ships it out on line trucks to brokers or stores. In addition, Guadalupe Cooling processes baby white carrots, red carrots, conventional carrots, turnips, and beets, and ships produce that does not need to undergo cooling processes.
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|Foundry & Metals|
|Blackhawk de Mexico|
In early 2008, Blackhawk de Mexico’s business was booming. The ductile and gray iron foundry, based in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was producing 1,400 metric tons of metal castings from green sand per month. Output from the 100,000-square-foot facility near Monterrey goes into trucks, tractors, cranes, and other heavy equipment made by major manufacturers.
But the global recession hit Blackhawk hard. Production dropped to 300 tons per month, says CEO Patricio Gil. The foundry needed to cut costs—especially electricity, its second-highest expense.Blackhawk de Mexico PDF | HTML | Case Study PDFs:
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Eagle Alloy co-owner John Workman realized long ago that his already high electricity costs would only keep going up, and he was intent on getting them under control without compromising product quality.
The Muskegon, Michigan–based foundry achieved that goal by installing Powerit Solutions’ energy management system in 2005, saving more than $62,000 in the first year and maintaining those savings over time. In 2011 Eagle Alloy reduced costs even further by installing the newest Powerit product, called Spara. That system is allowing Workman to fine-tune the foundry’s energy usage and save more money by participating in his utility’s interruptible service program.Eagle Alloy PDF | HTML | Case Study PDFs:
Cannon-Muskegon Corporation in Muskegon, Michigan, develops and produces premium grade superalloys for commercial, medical, and aerospace applications. Specifically, Cannon-Muskegon’s patented single crystal CMSX® and directionally solidified superalloys are found in advanced aerospace and industrial gas turbine engines, and their medical alloys are used in the production of medical prosthetic implants. In operation for over 50 years, Cannon-Muskegon supplies the investment casting industry with engineered products as well as the foundry industry by producing certified ingots for remelt. Cannon-Muskegon is owned by Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
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Foote Foundry is a privately owned foundry that produces machineable castings in gray and ductile iron. With a history dating back to 1851, Foote Foundry has experienced steady growth over the years and completed a $5.25-million foundry modernization and expansion in 1998. As one of the country’s oldest continually operating green sand foundries, Foote Foundry now produces 250 to 270 tons per month of castings from a few ounces to 1,500 pounds for the agriculture, chemical processing, compressor, construction, heating and cooling, machine tool, material handling, metalworking, mining, oil and gas, pump, and valve industries.
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Hitchiner Manufacturing SA de CV provides frontend casting services in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. The engineering quality that is the hallmark of Hitchiner production is as much in evidence in Mexico as in the company's stateside operations. Primary sales are in the high-volume automotive market. The modern facility boasts 20,400m of manufacturing space, the latest technological advances with robotics, conveyorization and automation, as well as Hitchiner's revolutionary countergravity casting process. Facilities for tooling, layout, non-destructive testing and heat treat are provided on-site.
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Rochester Metal Products is a gray and ductile iron foundry in Rochester, Indiana. Fulfilling casting requirements from .75 pounds to 50 pounds, Rochester Metals produces 70+ net tons of gray iron castings and 166+ net tons of ductile iron castings per day. They also offer casting design assistance for new products, from original concept to prototyping and final production. In operation since 1937, Rochester Metals currently supplies products throughout the nation in the air compressor, medical/dental equipment, automotive, off-road and heavy equipment, construction, oil field, conveyer, plumbing and heating, diesel engine, hydraulics, rail, lawn and garden, marine, and other industries.
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|Pacific Alloy Casting Company|
Pacific Alloy Casting Company is a 70-year-old modern foundry that produces high-quality iron and steel castings, and gray and ductile irons used for common industrial castings. In their flexible manufacturing facilities, Pacific Alloy applies advanced foundry technology to comprehensively provide casting design assistance, pattern construction, casting production, and finish machining for a number of industries. Pacific Alloy’s castings range from a few ounces to 12,000 pounds and include pump parts, crusher parts, agricultural products, asphalt products, surface mining products, HSI blow bars, and progressive cavity pumps.
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