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Custom Automated Processing Line Delivers Huge Value

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Brinkman’s Cannery and Greenhouse, located in Findlay, OH, processes turkey, chicken, beef, pork and other related food products. The company provides canning for individuals looking for an alternative to freezing. Quality is the family tradition and their products are all natural, fully cooked, ready to heat and serve, with no refrigeration required. The workers in the cannery hand pack the cans to produce the finest product in the region.

In order to meet the growing demand for their products and improve the overall production capacity, Brinkman’s identified a need to add a new automated processing line. For help with process engineering, Brinkman’s contacted CIFT.

CIFT’s engineering team worked closely with Brinkman’s to design and install a new automated processing line. The processing line was uniquely set-up to fit Brinkman’s current needs, while also allowing for future scalability with existing equipment. Part of Brinkman’s high-quality products include a manual, hand pack aspect, so the new processing line was also designed to complement those key manual operations in the process. 

From this automated processing line project, Brinkman’s was able to retain 8 jobs and increase sales by $300,000. They also retained $1,000,000 in sales and saved over $25,000 in costs, while avoiding $20,000 in unnecessary investments.

“Collaborating with CIFT’s engineering team took a huge burden off my shoulders, freeing me up to do the necessary in-house work that comes with day-to-day operations. The work was quick and efficient, and the system was designed and installed smoothly.” — Dustin Brinkman, Cannery Manager at Brinkman’s Cannery and Greenhouse

To learn more about our food processing and engineering services, visit our food processing webpage.

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