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Produce Show Daily May 15 2013 (UF)

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AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH UNITED FRESH Wednesday, May 15, 2013 BLUE BOOK'S NEW HIRE ACADEMY: AN INVALUABLE TOOL Blue Book Services, Inc.'s New Hire Academy (NHA) is designed to help new employees learn fundamental aspects of the produce industry, but can also be viewed by experienced produce professionals as a refresher course on a particular topic. "The depth, breadth, and thoroughness of topics covered in the 'New Hire Academy' gives our team members invaluable tools in under- Oser Communications Group A&B PACKING PROVIDES FAST, QUALITY SERVICE An interview with Michael Williamson, President of Sales, A&B Packing Equipment Inc. LOCUS TRAXX: REDUCING THE REASONS FOR BAD OR LATE SHIPMENTS KS: Fresh Origins Farm produces the very best MicroGreens, PetiteGreens, Edible Flowers, Tiny Veggies, Herb & Flower Crystals and Crystallized Flowers. The farm was founded by David Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 35 NNZ INC PREMIERES SNACK FRESH An interview with Steve Greenfield, Director of Sales and Marketing, NNZ Inc. STELLAR DISTRIBUTING PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON FIGS PSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? PSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? An interview with Steve King, Regional Vice President, ESI Group USA. SK: ESI Group is a leading national design builder specializing in the design and construction of food facilities such as: processing and distribution centers, central deli kitchens, commissaries, bak- Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 35 Continued on Page 30 PSD: Tell our readers about the new package you are premiering at the United Fresh show. COMPLEXITY IN AGRIBUSINESS GIVES RISE TO NEW CHALLENGES By Curt Covington, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Bank of the West Chairman, The Agricultural Lending Institute PSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? FOR FOOD FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, LOOK TO ESI GROUP SG: Snack Fresh is a grab-and-go, highgraphic, earth friendly and merchandisable package, for fresh-picked berries, grape tomatoes, or grapes. It comes in An interview with Bob Williams, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Triangle Package Machinery Co. An interview with Kelly Sasuga, R&D Chef, Marketing, Sales, Fresh Origins. MW: We are a family-owned, made in the U.S.A. corporation with a multiagricultural background. We believe in great customer relationships, customer PSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? Since its founding in 1883, UltraSource LLC has been a key partner to thousands of companies worldwide in the meat and poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. As UltraSource begins its 130th year in business, it continues innovate products and solutions to help grow your business. In 2011, UltraSource introduced its own line of tray sealers manufactured in TRIANGLE'S X-SERIES BAGGER SAVES MATERIALS, LABOR, ENERGY FRESH ORIGINS INTRODUCES HERB, FLOWER CRYSTALS It's a fact of life. Some shipments arrive late, some arrive damaged, some even arrive at the wrong location. These and other shipment issues are more than just a nuisance. They can lead to penalties, claims, and even cancelled business relationships. In short, they cost you money, and can ruin your reputation. As in so many instances, improvements in information can reduce your shipment issues. Improvements include Continued on Page 37 KEEP IT FRESH: LEARN HOW WITH ULTRASOURCE San Diego TNA SHOWCASES NEW PACKAGING INNOVATIONS An interview with Shayne de la Force, Group Marketing Manager, tna. An interview with Kurt Cappelluti, Sales Manager, Stellar Distributing. KC: Our main line of business is specialty fruit: Figs, kiwi, pomegranates, persimmons, limes and apricots. We are featuring fresh figs right now Continued on Page 30 SEE THE NEWEST TRANSLICER IN THE URSCHEL LINE-UP BW: Triangle Package Machinery builds vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) baggers, combination weighers/scales, bag-in-box cartoning systems, and a line of custom Today, farms and agribusiness companies are larger and more complex than they have ever been. This complexity gives rise to a number of issues that will challenge agricultural lenders in SF: tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food packaging solutions, with more than 6,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries. We provide a comprehensive range of products which Engineered to produce continuous precision slices with extensive detail given to key elements throughout the machine, the E TranSlicer® Cutter joins the production-proven TranSlicer series in the Urschel lineup. "Building on a tradition of Urschel quality, this new machine demonstrates the company's engineering- Continued on Page 35 Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 22 Continued on Page 11 PSD: What are Triangle's key products? PSD: Tell us about your company. What's your main line of business?

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