Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 8-11, 2018

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, Florida




Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 377,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of 83 billion euros in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of 23.5 billion euros and employs approximately 76,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn more at




Alberici Constructors is a premiere provider of engineer-procure-construct (EPC), design-build, construction management and general contracting services for process and facility projects throughout North America. For 100 years, Alberici has consistently delivered clients with safe, on-time, on-budget projects. Our team can be engaged from front-end definition services through start-up and commissioning.Learn more at


austinThe Austin Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of in-house services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting, for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878, we continue to uphold our founder's values and believe in providing, "Honest work, well done." Our facility solutions are developed and implemented to improve your operations and make them more efficient - the results you receive are more than just shade and shelter for your business. Learn more at








We speak it. Without a hint of an accent. In 50 years of industry-specific experience, our annual volume has grown to over $1.3 billion, with Cold Storage, Distribution Centers and Food & Beverage Processing facilities making up over 50% of our revenue.

And, while our portfolio is vast and complex, our process remains as simple as silence: we start by listening to our clients. As one of the largest construction organizations in the country, Big-D’s family of companies includes more than 1,000 associates and 50 years of experience providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries.

We speak the industry language. We hear our clients’ needs. Our experience means we are more than fluent. With Big-D as a member of your team, you will enjoy the confidence of knowing you are receiving the best expertise in the business.


buekertt  Burkert Fluid Control Systems is a global system solution provider in the fluid handling industry. Our focus is on reliability and innovation, with the goal of creating lasting and effective results for the customer. Our manufacturing expertise encompasses process control and automation in a consultant system minded approach. We bring this wide range of knowledge to the food & beverage processing industry for the purpose of offering: improved automation, product yield, CIP and steam handling, an active role in food safety, and aiding our customers in areas of desired improvement. Learn more at





CRB is a leading national firm in the design and construction of food, beverage and consumer products facilities.  Our full service team of engineering, architecture and construction professionals provide insight into new technologies and methods, process and packaging integration, lean design and food safety. Founded in 1984, we have grown to a team of more than 1000 passionate professionals in 15 offices worldwide. CRB’s single-minded focus on putting our clients’ interests first – every day, on every project – defines us as a firm.

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dennis The Premier Food & Beverage Process Engineering Firm Since 1987

Dennis Group specializes in the design and construction of a wide array of food and beverage facilities. We are a single-source supplier with all necessary disciplines in-house to support a project from conception through start-up. Our full-time staff include architects, engineers of all disciplines, system modelers, as well as project and construction managers.

Ranked the “#1 Food and Beverage Design Firm in the United States” by Engineering News Record in 2016, we offer the best combination of quality, cost, timeliness and service available. Visit to learn more.


esi  ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm dedicated to smart building solutions exclusive to the food industry. We are experts in temperature controlled storage, food distribution and specialty food facilities including those earning LEED Certification. Our Single Source Responsibility Approach provides better communication, faster completion of projects and lowers overall costs, allowing ESI Group USA to provide clients with a Guaranteed Maximum Price. Learn more at




 For nearly 60 years, Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction management firm, has been meeting needs for the food and beverage industry across North America. Ranked 3rd among the Top Food Processing Contractors (Engineering News-Record, September 2017), Gray designed and built Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year –  a new state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa. Gray's industry experience includes meat and poultry processing; confectionery, pet food, condiment and snack food manufacturing; aseptic processing; fluid milk processing; and refrigerated and frozen food storage and distribution. Learn more at



pipwebPIP (Process Industry Practices) is a non-profit organization comprised of member companies who collaborate to maintain a library of more than 500 published engineering practices related to the design and construction of process facilities. We have an entire team of Subject Matter Experts from Owners and EPC Contractors, from companies such as ADM, Ambitech Engineering, BASF, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, concentrating on developing a suite of practices specifically for sanitary processing facilities. This team has published, and is developing, a range of practices that cover piping material specifications, valve descriptions, insulation, coatings, instrumentation, and vessels specific to sanitary process conditions. Our Solutions Theater presentation will explain how PIP Practices can optimize capital projects by improving efficiency in design, procurement, and construction processes.


 Rockwell  Innovative Industrial Automation

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Built on a strong foundation of integrity, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® brands are recognized for innovation and excellence throughout the world. And as we increase our offerings, we remain keenly focused on enhancing our unique technology differentiation — and delivering integrated, value-added solutions. Rely on Rockwell Automation to provide a full scope of capabilities to deliver the solutions and services you need now and in the future. Learn more at



schneiderwebSchneider Electric is an innovative and trusted provider of software and services that improve productivity and profitability for production, manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Our software solutions allow customers to deliver sustainable performance with flexibility and agility to address evolving market requirements, enhance productivity, improve accuracy, save time, cut waste, speed up processes and improve safety. Learn more at



 sew SEW is a world leader in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based automation, SEW-EURODRIVE has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges. We introduced the gearmotor in 1931. In the 80 years since then, we have been bringing the best in drive technology to our customers. That commitment has led to a history of innovations — the first variable speed gearmotor, early development of electronic drives, some of the first successful efforts to decentralize control, and the first motor with energy-efficient copper rotors. Learn more at


WireBeltWire Belt Company offers many styles and specifications of conveyor belts to suit your specific application and improve your process efficiencies. We provide conveyor belts for industries such as Food Processing, Textiles, Electronics, Agriculture, Automotive, and more. Our first class Customer Service and global presence means we can provide fast and simple distribution around the world. With over 85 years of experience- it’s no wonder we are the most Trusted name in the industry. Learn more at


vandergraaf For over 30 years, Van der Graaf has been the leading manufacturer of drum motors for belt conveyors. Van der Graaf drum motors exceeds current industry demands in sanitation, energy savings, and operator safety using cutting-edge innovation and technology.

The stainless steel SSV Sanitary Drum Motor series are USDA approved, designed and engineered specifically to drive conveyor belts in the food industry processing plants where sanitation is paramount. These antimicrobial design drum motors have an IP69K enclosure; can operate continuously while being pressure washed up to 3,000 psi. Visit us at booth #206 and at Solution Theater Track A, Monday April 24th (3:30-4:05pm) to learn how these products improve sanitation, reduce maintenance costs and increase operator safety. Learn more at



FPSA Process ExpoThe Food Processing Suppliers Association is the trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry and the host of the largest and most affordable food processing trade show in the Americas. Our goal is to provide members with networking, marketing and educational opportunities and to help assure the future of the industry through charitable contributions and educational scholarships. Learn more at



 javlyn  Javlyn designs and delivers highly automated process systems used by food, beverage, and dairy manufacturers. From raw ingredient receiving through filling and packaging, our team brings innovative solutions to the most demanding production requirements. We tightly integrate our control systems into the existing landscape and our IT team offers wide-ranging customized MES solutions.

Whether you’re adding a new batch system to an existing process, installing a brand new aseptic line, or building a new green field factory, you can count on Javlyn for your process system needs. Learn more at


leica Leica Geosystems is the standard in 3D plant scanning. Beginning more than a decade ago with the trusted Cyrax brand of laser scanners, we have continued to raise the bar on speed, quality and reliability. Learn more at



Matrix  Matrix Technologies, Inc. is the process and facility design, automation and information system partner for the world’s largest food and beverage companies. With a professional team of engineering experts, in-depth industry knowledge, and a proven project methodology, Matrix consistently delivers superior results on time and on budget.

Matrix Technologies provides comprehensive capabilities for process and facility design and system integration capabilities to manufacturers of heat-processed foods, beverages, frozen foods, snack foods, dairy, poultry, meat, and other products. We can help you reduce costs, increase output, eliminate waste, and boost efficiency throughout your facilities and operations. Learn more at



Pentair works with our partners to make the manufacturing process more efficient by offering products and integrated solutions that help maximize performance and conserve resources. Our process technologies for the food and beverage industries include: Südmo’s stainless steel, mix-proof, single-seat, butterfly, and specialty valves plus control technology that meet the highest hygienic and aseptic standards; Haffmans’ quality control equipment for measuring CO2, O2, and turbidity, plus carbonation units, CO2 recovery systems and biogas upgrading equipment; and X-Flow’s membrane technology for water, wastewater and product filtration. We back our global customers with a worldwide sales and service network.



sanimatic  Sani-Matic, Inc. has delivered dependable sanitary process cleaning solutions through targeted engineering, deep expertise and craftsmanship since 1943. Today, the Madison, WI-based manufacturer serves the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through a network of distributors and manufacturer representatives. Sani-Matic’s full line of equipment, and supporting sanitary components, include clean-in-place (CIP) systems, clean-out-of-place (COP) parts washers, cabinet washers, tunnel washers, boosted pressure systems, a variety of strainers, spray balls and more. These proven products, as well as the company’s Tactical Solutions system optimization program, provide customers with a complete clean and ongoing Cleaning Confidence. Learn more at



SandSFounded in 1926, Shambaugh & Son is one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., performing over $500 million of construction per year with over 2,300 employees throughout 50 states. Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for food processing, industrial, commercial, institutional, medical, and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of ten broad disciplines, including mechanical, plumbing, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection, temperature controls, and high and low voltage systems. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Shambaugh has offices in 19 cities throughout the United States. To learn more visit



schenckSchenck Process is a complete global source of highly accurate bulk solids pneumatic conveying, weighing and feeding systems with additional expertise in dust collection. For over 40 years a strong commitment to research and development has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most advanced products and technologies. We have been awarded hundreds of patents and been recognized by our customers for providing custom solutions for their specific material handling needs. Our streamlined business throughout the Schenck Process Group enables us to deliver a unified process solution for customers in every corner of the world. Learn more at