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Look Who’s Joined IDFA

Sep 25, 2014

IDFA welcomes six new members this month.

Skjodt-Barrett Foods, Performa Inc. and Tippmann Group/Interstate Warehousing will be exhibiting at the 2015 International Dairy Show in Chicago.

Milk Industry Foundation

Skjodt-Barrett Foods
5 Precidio Court
Brampton, Ontario L6S 6B7
Tel: 905-671-2884
Fax: 905-671-2885

Contact: Mike Bell; Director of Marketing; (     
Products/Services: Skjodt-Barrett is a custom food manufacturer of a wide range of products, including yogurt smoothies, packed in spouted flexible pouches. In addition, the company supplies fruit preparation to yogurt and ice cream manufacturers.

International Ice Cream Association

Talenti Gelato
100 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tel: (404) 333-3043
Fax: 612-455-8151
Contact: Kirk Heissel; Chief Operating Officer (404) 333-3043; (
Products/Services: Talenti Gelato produces and distributes premium gelato and sorbetto.

Business Partners

Boccard Life Sciences, Inc.
12559 W. Airport Boulevard
Sugarland, TX 77478
Tel: (281) 269-6020

Contact: Christian Fitsch-Mouras; Chief Executive Officer (
Products/Services: Boccard provides complete process solutions with fully integrated automation for the dairy industry, including fluid milk, ice cream, desserts and fermented products. Expert in design, integration and construction of food processing production facilities, Boccard offers engineering services, project management, automation, skids and process vessels fabrication, FAT, on-site installation, commissioning, training and maintenance. For all aspects of production, from truck receiving to the packaging line including but not limited to pasteurization, sterilization, blending, mixing, dozing of ingredients, fermentation, cooling, large capacity silos, and CIP, Boccard offers Complete Process Solutions.

National Flavors, LLC
1206 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Tel: 800-525-2431

Contact: Dan Hinkle; President (
Products/Services: National Flavors is a flavor producer and supplier for a variety of applications within the food and beverage industry. The company’s applications include dairy products, frozen desserts, baked goods, confections, flavored syrups and more.

Performa Inc.
P.O. Box 5156          
DePere, WI 54115-5156
Tel: 920-540-2127     
Fax: 920-336-2899
Contact: Steve Wille, Food and Beverage Business Leader (
Performa has provided full engineering and architectural design services to the food and beverage industry. The company’s team of more than 30 experienced staff strives to fully understand clients’ business strategies, goals and priorities, and align custom solutions with them. Performa offers the following services: processing and packaging systems design,  structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, engineering, architecture, specification writing, process integration, facility assessments, BIM (building information modeling), project management, regulatory compliance  and commissioning. 

Tippmann Group/Interstate Warehousing
9009 Coldwater Road          
Fort Wayne, IN 46825-2072
Tel: 260-490-3000     
Fax: 260-490-1362

Contact: Mark Wolf; Marketing Manager (
Products/Services: Tippmann Group offers more than 50 years of experience in the refrigeration industry, specializing in construction and management of refrigerated/frozen distribution centers. Interstate Warehousing, a Tippmann Group company, owns and operates seven public refrigerated warehouse facilities strategically located throughout the United States. Tippmann Group’s construction division provides a fast-track design/build option if clients are looking for a refrigerated facility of their own. The company also developed the QFR Zone®, an energy and labor efficient alternative to traditional blast freezing.

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