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Look Who's Joined IDFA

Feb 26, 2010

IDFA welcomes one new Gold Business Partner and two Business Partners this month.

Alex C. Fergusson (AFCO), a company providing cleaning, sanitizing and conveyor-lubrication expertise to the dairy industry, has joined as a Gold Business Partner. Octal, Inc., which provides polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sheet and resin to food packaging manufacturers, and WEBBER/SMITH Associates, Inc., an architectural and engineering firm specializing in the design of food manufacturing and distribution facilities, have joined as Business Partners.


Gold Business Partner

Alex C. Fergusson (AFCO)
5000 Letterkenny Road
Suite 220
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Ph: (717) 264-9147
Fax: (717) 264-9182
Toll Free: (800) 345-1329
Contact: Mr. Mike Hinkle, President & CEO

Products/Services: AFCO is a 155-year-old organization dedicated to providing cleaning, sanitizing and conveyor lubrication expertise to the dairy industry. The company offers equipment, engineering and design, and sanitary fabrication services.

Business Partners

Octal, Inc.
4965 Preston Park Boulevard
Suite 510
Plano, TX 75093
Ph: (972) 985-4378
Fax: (972) 985-4371
Contact: Mr. Tyler Martin, Product & Quality Engineer

Products/Services: Octal provides PET sheet and resin to food packaging manufacturers around the world. Octal PET sheet is extruded directly from the resin state, eliminating several heat steps in the process. This Direct-to-Sheet APET is called DPET and introduces a revolutionary change in the way plastic sheet is produced.

WEBBER/SMITH Associates, Inc.

1857 William Penn Way
Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17601
Ph: (717) 291-2266
Fax: (717) 291-4401
Contact: Mr. Garry E. Smith, Chairman

Products/Services: WEBBER/SMITH is a full-service A/E firm specializing in the design of food manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the United States. The company's primary focus is in the bakery, dairy, meat and prepared foods industries. It has specific engineering expertise in total processing plant design, bulk handling systems, evaporating/drying operations, refrigeration, food processing systems, packaging systems and controls, and has familiarity with AIB, USDA and FDA.



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