The latest news from NWFPA members and events concerning the food processing industry in the Northwest.

Fifth-Generation Kayla Henningsen Joins the Henningsen Cold Storage Team

 Henningsen Cold Storage

21435 NW Cherry Lane Hillsboro, OR  97124 | 503-­‐531-­‐5400 |

You’re With Henningsen…Relax, It’s Handled

Press Release

Contact: Jeff Dean (503) 531-­‐5414
Marketing Specialist

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2015 
Fifth-­‐Generation Kayla Henningsen Joins the Henningsen Cold Storage Team

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. welcomes Kayla Henningsen, a fifth-­‐generation family member, as a full-­‐time management associate for the company. Kayla attended Portland State University, where she obtained Bachelor degrees in Business Administration, triple majoring in Supply Chain & Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management, as well as earning a Food Industry Management Certificate.

Kayla initially joined the Henningsen team in the summer of 2014, as an intern working with Todd Larson, Vice President of Warehouse Operations, evaluating current training programs and available alternatives. After graduation, Kayla began working full-­‐time in January 2015, at the Portland East facility, learning the office administration functions. Kayla believes by learning the business from the ground-­‐up, she will have a better understanding of all aspects of the business, as well as developing a personal relationship with customers and associates alike.

When asked what she believes makes the company successful, Kayla talked about the family culture Henningsen has created, and respects how the company truly cares about their associates. She is a firm believer when a company treats their associates well, they in turn perform their jobs to a higher standard, and execute the level of service for which Henningsen Cold Storage Co. strives.

Henningsen Cold Storage looks forward to seeing Kayla move through all of the various job functions within the company, and we are excited to see what she will accomplish. As we welcome fifth-­‐generation Kayla Henningsen to our team, remember

You’re With Henningsen… Relax, It’s Handled.

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Oregon Legislature Adds Bakery, Dairy, Grain, and Egg Processors to the Machinery and Equipment Personal Property Tax Exemption



Salem, OR; July 2, 2015 – In what is turning out to be a momentous week for food processors in the
Northwest, last night Oregon’s legislature passed a top priority for the Northwest Food Processors
Association (NWFPA) in a late evening session. HB 3125 allows bakery, dairy, grain, and egg processors
to claim a five-year personal property tax exemption on newly acquired machinery and equipment. This
tax exemption is already in place for fruits, vegetables, seafood, nuts, and legume processors.


Sustainability Micro Case Studies II: Submit your story

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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.



Washington Legislature Extends Food Processing Business & Occupation Tax Exemption for Out-of-State Sales to 2025




Olympia, WA; July 1, 2015 – After months of hard work by Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) and legislators, Washington State’s House and Senate approved Senate Bill 6057 with the state biennial budget. This bill extends the current Business & Occupation (B&O) tax exemption on out-ofstate sales for the food processing industry for 10 years, to 2025. This exemption will save Washington food processors around $6.6 million per year, making them more competitive nationally and globally.


ProcessPro Wins Bronze Stevie Award

Date: June 24, 2015
Contact: Kate Orbeck, Marketing Manager
Phone: (320) 252-0234

For Immediate Release

ProcessPro Wins Bronze Stevie Award in 2015 American Business Awards

St. Cloud, MN, June 24, 2015 – – ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is proud to announce that ProcessPro employee, Danell Allenspach, Client Support Manager, has been presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Executive of the Year category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago.
The American Business Awards are considered the nation’s preeminent business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

“We would like to congratulate Danell on this prestigious achievement. Her hard work and dedication to the Client Support team is worthy of this recognition,” stated Joe Blauert, ProcessPro CEO.
“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at

About ProcessPro

ProcessPro is a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Designed specifically for manufacturers that combine batches of mixtures, ProcessPro seamlessly integrates all aspects of plant operation, from beginning order entry through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, inventory, and accounting. ProcessPro has been serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, cosmetic, and specialty chemical industries for more than 25 years. More information about ProcessPro is available at
About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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