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Look Who’s Joined IDFA

May 29, 2013

IDFA welcomes one new Gold Business Partner and seven Business Partners this month. Be sure to visit the following companies and many other exhibitors at the International Dairy Show, November 3-6, in Chicago.

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Evergreen Packaging
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3000, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3000
Street Address: 2400 Sixth Street, S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tel: (319) 399-3209
Fax: (319) 399-3543

Contact: Mr. James C. Coe, Vice President, Equipment Sales

Products/Services: Evergreen Packaging manufactures gable-top cartons made from a renewable resource, filling machines and SPOUT-PAK® twist-off closures for dairy, juice and liquid food products. The company serves the industry’s packaging needs through its paper mills and global converting facilities. Filling equipment is available for various serving sizes, speeds and shelf- life configurations to match specific applications.

Business Partners

1440 Graham-Bell
Boucherville, QC  J4B-6H5
Tel: (450) 449-2468
Fax:  (450) 449-4002

Contact:  Mr. Alain Besnardeau; Technical Director
Products/Services:  Agro-Process specializes in innovative thermal treatment technologies, such as ohmic heating.  Ohmic heating technology, with its short heating time, saves energy and allows companies to make products of exceptional quality, even with very fragile foods.  The ohmic technology efficiency ratio is 96 percent, which represents significant energy savings, considerably reducing the production costs when compared to older thermal treatment technologies.  Industrial application of this process is particularly advanced in the food product sector where excellent results have been attained for a wide variety of products.

Elan Vanilla Company
268 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105-4875
Tel: (973) 344-8014
Fax: (973) 344-1948

Contact:  Mr. Jeff Rakity; National Sales Manager (
Products/Services:  Elan Vanilla Company Manufactures vanilla extracts and concentrates.

JD Machinery Sales and Service, Inc.
549 Beacon Knoll Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Tel:  (803) 322-4890

Contact:  Mr. Jim Smith; President (
Products/Services:  JD Machinery Sales and Service, Inc., specializes in magnetic capping heads and full cap changeover, including cap chucks, chutes, bottle control and waterfall cap sorters. The company also offers aftermarket filler values and selected parts supplied for all OEM machines, as well as bottle and air conveyor, bottle and case conveyor and engineering support services.

KES Science & Technology, Inc.
3625 Kennesaw N. Ind. Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Tel:  (770) 427-6500
Toll Free: (800) 627-4913
Fax:  (770) 425-0837
Contact:  Mr. Jimmy Lee; Vice President, Sales and Marketing (
Products/Services:  KES Science & Technology, Inc., offers AiroCide, a NASA-developed, non-chemical (no ozone) Food Safety Air Sanitation technology that offers the latest innovation in airborne cross-contamination protection from hazardous environmental pathogens within the dairy industry.  This technology is the only air sanitation solution that completely mineralizes (bio-converts organics into carbon dioxide and water vapor) airborne bacteria, mold, mycotoxins, viruses, phage, odors and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  AiroCide has no filters to change, produces no harmful by-products, is energy efficient and only requires yearly maintenance.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Tel:  (414) 225-4964
Fax:  (414) 277-0656

Contact:  Ms. Jocelyn Gomez; Client Development Manager (
Products/Services:  A broad-based business law firm, Michael Best offers the experience needed to handle a complete range of legal matters.  The firm's clients range from one person start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across numerous industries.  Whether working one-on-one with a client or as a team, Michael Best attorneys build lasting relationships with clients. 

Russell Associates
229 S. Main Street
Le Sueur, MN 56058
Tel:  (507) 665-6266
Toll Free: (800) 593-6266
Fax:  (612) 392-0024

Contact:  Mr. Jerry Van Oort; Chief Executive Officer (
Products/Services: Russell Associates is a training, testing, inspections-content and related management software systems company that that works with clients effectively and efficiently to develop solutions that improve job skills training and increase employee safety, food safety and quality behaviors. Products include the intRAtrain™ Learning Management System; general safety, HAACP and food safety training/eLearning; business and professional training/eLearning; custom-developed training and inspectiTRAC®, the company’s tablet-based, electronic audit and inspection system for safety, quality and behavioral observations.

Sonoco Thermosafe
30553 South Dixie Highway
Beecher, IL 60401
Tel: (708) 946-3244
Contact:  Ms. Debbie Volkman; Senior Customer Service Admin.
Products/Services:  Sonoco Thermosafe offers temperature assurance durable packaging for the safe and efficient transport of meats, confectionery products, baked goods, beverages and dairy products.  The company’s durable temperature assurance packaging is reusable and ensures that products will arrive at the destination with quality intact.

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