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Keynote speakers named for Portland's Food & Beverage Manufacturers Expo

Published: October 20, 2015


Northwest Food Processors Association annual conference is January 11-13, 2016 at Oregon Convention Center; 20 breakout sessions; 400 exhibitors; early bird registration at

Portland, Ore. October 20, 2015. The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), a 102-year organization based in Portland, Oregon, announced today its two keynote speakers for the annual Food and Beverage Manufacturers Expo and Conference. Jeff Manning, the creator of the famous "Got Milk?" campaign will present "Collaboration Marketing: Building Bridges with Co-Branding." Frank Yiannas, vice president of Food Safety for Walmart, will address "The Future of a Safe and Sustainable Food System."


Manufacturing Day - AKT recognizes OFD Foods, Inc.

Happy manufacturing day from akt advisors - October 2, 2015


AKT award

In honor of MFG Day 2015, Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) and AKT CPAs, Advisors, and Consultants are pleased to jointly award a Certificate of Recognition to OFD Foods, Inc. For Manufacturing Day 2015, OFD Foods, Inc. (formerly Oregon Freeze Dry) is being celebrated for its remarkable accomplishments in promoting a positive manufacturing image, which it calls “an end game” to high schools, colleges, the community and other businesses and industry.

OFD Foods, Inc., maker of Mountain House® Adventure Meals™, is the largest diversified freeze dryer in North America, is a leader in both global reach and the variety of uses to which they have adapted freeze drying technology. From hundreds of individual ingredients, to fully prepared entrees and with a full range of packaging options in both food and non-food categories, they can apply the most elegant preservation technology known to your company's needs. Headquartered in Albany, Oregon, their facilities have more than 32,000 sq. ft. of freeze drying surface. As a major employer in the area, they take pride in supporting their community and giving back through volunteer work and local sponsorships. (


Henningsen Named as one of Food Logistics' Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers


Henningsen Cold Storage


21435 NW Cherry Lane Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-531-5400
You’re With Henningsen…Relax, It’s Handled

Press Release

For Immediate Release:   September 8, 2015

Contact: Jeff Dean (503) 531-5414

Marketing Specialist

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. Recognized as one of
Food Logistics’ 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

Henningsen Cold Storage Co., a leading provider of full service, multi-temperature warehousing and logistics services, has been recognized as one of the 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics magazine. Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to global supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry, compiles the Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list to serve as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

Henningsen offers full 3PL services in addition to the wide variety of services that they provide as a top cold storage provider. One of the areas of focus for Henningsen is their commitment to food safety throughout the entire supply chain, including working toward GFSI standards in all of the facilities. Henningsen also participates in regular audits from the ASI and AIB, and has received the Certificate of Excellence from both institutions. No matter the specifications from the customer are, Henningsen is dedicated to ensuring the safety and quality of our customer’s product.

“Food safety is one of the biggest issues for today’s 3PLs and cold storage providers, who are confronted with new demands from consumers, customers and regulatory compliance requirements as a result of the Food Safety and Modernization Act,” noted Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. “The companies on Food Logistics’ 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list are among those in our industry who are expanding their portfolio of services to meet these new demands related to food safety while simultaneously assuring cold chain integrity.”

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

About Henningsen Cold Storage
Founded in 1923, Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is a fifth generation family-owned business founded on four principles; Reliability, Service, Quality and Commitment. Henningsen offers full service, multi-temperature logistics solutions, and with operations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the company provides over 53.7 million cubic feet of frozen and refrigerated warehousing space and services. Henningsen Cold Storage Co. was also recognized this year by Food Logistics as one of the 2015 ‘Top Green Providers.’

SnoTemp Achieves GFSI Certification

SnoTemp Achieves GFSI Certification


SnoTemp Cold Storage recently became the first public refrigerated warehouse in Oregon to receive the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Certification for Storage and Distribution under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) at both of its sites in Eugene and Albany. Recognized worldwide, BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program that guarantees food safety protection for the end consumer. This certification is highly regarded by food manufacturers and retailers and aligns with SnoTemp’s commitment to the highest standards of food safety.


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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