Sustainable business practices are not a trend or fad; they are part of successful business growth and management. Food processing companies and their suppliers are adopting sustainable business models.
Many companies have invested in projects, both large and small, to become more sustainable, yet this work is practically unknown and unrecognized by the public, customers, and regulatory and policy decision-makers. The food processing industry is quite modest about its accomplishments and seldom talks about the actions of the industry and its suppliers of equipment, services and resources. Yet these actions have benefited our communities, our workers and the environment. The industry cares and is committed to making a difference. Unfortunately, many members of the public, customers, legislators and regulators assume that if companies have not communicated what they are doing to become more sustainable, they are not doing anything.
Don't miss out on the great savings of early bird. Join NWFPA at the largest regional food manufacturing trade show in North America on January 11 - 13, 2016.
Early bird opens today, April 30th and will run through June 15th or until 250 booths are reserved. Last year early bird ended after only 29 days, so don't miss out. Download your application here and view the floor map at http://bit.ly/Expo2016_Floorplan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Economic Development Council Gold Award
Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry Revitalization—
7.8 percent industry growth and an additional 517 jobs
Bucking a national trend, Oregon’s food manufacturing sector grew 7.8% over the last 10 years, despite the “Great Recession.” By carefully coordinating job training and development efforts with investment capital, the food processing industry realized an increase of 517 jobs, a $5.8 million return on investment to state revenue, and $13.1 million saved by 40 companies with revitalization projects.
Looking for a new hire? Review resumes of students in the Food Science program at University of Idaho/Washington State University.