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

Nations Roof Expands to Oregon

Nations Roof Expands to Oregon - Scott Baxter Appointed as President of the Portland Office

Nations Roof is excited about the opportunity to open up an office in Oregon to service our Clients in this region.  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Baxter as President of Nations Roof of Oregon.

According to Rich Nugent, Nations Roof CEO, “I have known Scott for many years and experienced firsthand his commitment to the roofing industry.  Scott will be a tremendous asset to Nations Roof as the president of the Oregon office.  Scott brings a level of technical expertise that very few have in roofing.  I'm looking forward to a long successful relationship while we continue to grow in new markets like Oregon.   Nations Roof continues to attract the best of the best in the industry. Welcome, Scott, you fit right in.”

To read the full release, click here.

NWFPA Hosts Food Defense Certification Course

Food Defense


On July 13-14, NWFPA hosted its first course designed to prepare food & beverage processing employees for the FSMA Food Defense rule. The course focused on complying with the FDA’s new rules, understanding crime & terrorism, product tampering, developing security plans, crisis management, and more! The course was taught by Rod Wheeler, Founder & CEO of the Global Food Defense Institute, and a contributor to the FOX News channel. We will offer this course in Portland in September, and shorty after in Seattle.

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal received 4th consecutive Perfection honor

“Our vision is to be recognized as the best roofing and sheet metal company in the region.”
-Mark Carpenter, President, Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal


Media contact:
Kim Beeler / 503.908.0808

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal receives fourth consecutive Perfection honor
Company president says he’s proud of 20 years, awards and people

TUALATIN, OR – (May 26, 2016) – Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, a leading specialty roofing contractor in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California, is a recipient of Carlisle SynTec Systems’ 2016 Perfection Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal has earned the coveted award – offered annually to a small percentage of Carlisle’s top contractors. Columbia is also the recipient of the Perfection 10 Council and ESP award also given by Carlisle.

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal President Mark Carpenter noted that his company was one of five Oregon contractors to receive this year’s award.

“I am proud of the people who contribute to the success of Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal,” Carpenter said. “The award represents the commitment that we all have to Columbia and to our customers. Our core values are: integrity, relationships, respect, results and safety. These core values produce the best results every day. We live by these core values and the Carlisle Perfection Award, for the fourth consecutive year, shows that the industry recognizes Columbia and the people who work here as the ‘best of the best.’ I am privileged to work with such great people.”

According to a Carlisle SynTec Systems’ press release, the Perfection Award recipients are selected based on a history of exceptional installation quality and excellent warranty claim performance. The award is Carlisle’s way to acknowledge and thank contractors for whom perfection is the highest priority. To qualify, contractors must complete a minimum amount of warranted work and number of jobs per year. There were 171 Perfection Award winners nationwide; 28 in the Northwest region.

“Carlisle appreciates contractors who are committed to providing top-quality workmanship,” said Nick Shears, Carlisle’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “Contractors who receive Carlisle’s Perfection Award demonstrate their dedication to excellence on each and every installation, Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal exemplifies this philosophy.”


AKT & NW Food Processors - Food Survey

NW food survey preview


The final summary document is now available in .pdf form.

To obtain a copy of this valuable document please email Sarah Emerson directly at, or call 503.327.2200.

This document is available to NWFPA member companies and their representatives.

Azure Standard receives SQF Certification - Says Thank You

Good Morning David,Azure Farm Mill SQF Cert 2016 003

I wanted to reach out to you to express my gratitude from myself and everyone at Azure Standard/ Azure Farm for the gracious assistance your organization provided to our company over the last year.

The professional relationship we forged with the North West Food Processors Association was crucial to the successful SQF level 2 certification attainment our facility just received. Your team provided key mentoring, guidance and true enthusiasm along the way.

Every team member on your staff proved at every turn in the road why a food processor should be a member of your esteemed association.

Please see the attached copy of our certificate for your review. We're already engaging in new business opportunities that would not be otherwise presented to us with out this important certification. If you're ever in the area of Dufur, Oregon, I would love to give you tour of our humble Flour Mill.

If you'd like to share our success story on your website or publications, please feel free to do so. Also please pass along our thanks to your hardworking staff! They certainly deserve it. I really can't say enough to show our gratitude.

Thank you Sir, and have a great day!

Robert M. Wymore | Azure Farm Mill Manager
Azure Standard - Azure Farm

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