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Dairy Facts 2016

Look Who's Joined IDFA

Oct 29, 2010

IDFA welcomes five new members and congratulates one existing member for upgrading its membership this month. Commonwealth Dairy LLC, a yogurt manufacturer, has joined the Milk Industry Foundation. Richmond Baking, a supplier to the frozen dessert industry, has upgraded to Gold Business Partner, and Hoogwegt U.S., Inc., an international dairy product and ingredients marketing firm, has joined as a Gold Business Partner. The three new Business Partners are Bruins Instruments, Exopack and Gerro Plast GmbH Labels.


Commonwealth Dairy LLC
P.O. Box 6212
Brattleboro, VT 05302-6212
Ph: (802) 275-5230
Contact: Mr. Dieter Dobousek, Chief Technical Officer
Products/Services: Commonwealth Dairy LLC manufactures yogurt for private label and contract packing.

Upgraded to Gold Business Partner

Richmond Baking
P.O. Box 698
Richmond, IN 47375
Ph: (765) 962-8535
Fax: (765) 962-2253
Contact: Mr. Robert Quigg, Co-Owner
Products/Services: Richmond Baking is a supplier of baked products to the frozen dessert industry. The company is an industry provider of ice cream cookie inclusions and other ice cream inclusions, granola and dessert toppings.

Gold Business Partner

Hoogwegt U.S., Inc.
P.O. Box 459
Libertyville, IL 60048-0459
Ph: (847) 573-4918
Toll Free: (800) 443-3445
Fax: (847) 918-6241
Contact: Mr. Umberto Brizuela, Risk Manager/Trader
Products/Services: Hoogwegt U.S., Inc. offers international marketing of dairy products and food ingredients.

Business Partners

Bruins Instruments
P.O. Box 1023
Salem, NH 03079
Ph: (603) 898-6527
Fax: (978) 485-0055
Contact: Ms. Karen Waystack, Manager
Products/Services: Bruins Instruments produces a number of precision Near Infra Red (NIR) Analyzers; this technology is renowned for its ability to analyze accurately almost any product or material for compositional analysis, as well as provide quantitative information on a variety of physical and mechanical properties. Calibrations are readily available for measuring a large variety of food and dairy products, including cheese, cream cheese, dairy mixes, butter, powder, whey and yogurt. Sample prep is minimal and results are extremely rapid. Bruins offers services that provide companies with solutions for specific products or problems.

8600 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800N
Chicago, IL 60631
Ph: (773) 756-5910
Fax: (773) 877-3301
Contact: Mr. Tim Kieny, Director of Marketing - Dairy
Products/Services: Exopack supplies a full line of flexible packaging materials to the cheese and dairy industries, including films and barrier laminations, barrier bags and lidding for natural chunk, sliced and shredded cheeses. The company offers state-of-the-art, full 10-color graphic capabilities; two-week quick-turn inventory management; dedicated, fully integrated cheese-packaging facilities and resources with onsite technical support; precise laser scoring for convenient easy-open features; and total concept-to-cart support for flexible packaging needs.

Gerro Plast GmbH Labels
Postfach 120106
D-40601 Düsseldorf,
Ph: 49 211 29 60 5 0
Fax: 49 211 29 60 5 11
Contact: Mr. Peter Heymann, General Manager
Products/Services: Gerro Plast GmbH is a manufacturer of co-extruded polystyrene foam and printed plastic labels for the beverage and food industry.


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