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Nurturing Deep Roots in Sustainability

The VanderZaag family has been growing potatoes for generations, initially in the Netherlands, and then immigrating to Alliston, Ont. For founder of Sunrise Potato Storage Ltd., Peter VanderZaag, it is not just about producing a marketable crop but returning life to the depleted soils around the world. Today, the family farm consists of over 1,000 acres of potatoes, and a state-of-the-art storage facility that can hold 400,000 cwt (18,000 tonnes) of potatoes….

How This Filipino Entrepreneur Changed The French Fry Industry In His Country

  A Filipino entrepreneur’s idea more than two decades ago has evolved into a leading brand in the food industry with more than 500 branches in the Philippines, and around the world. Jose Magsaysay Jr., the current president of Potato Corner, is an entrepreneur of humble beginnings. He worked at Wendy’s as a dishwasher, eventually climbing his way up to become a district manager of Wendy’s before opening his first Potato Corner…

Little Potato Company opens U.S. processing facility

The Little Potato Company celebrated the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin yesterday, July 27, 2017. The Company’s first U.S. facility employs 100 local people and represents over a $20 million investment. The new facility allows The Little Potato Company, which was founded just over 20 years ago, to ensure and expand the availability of its popular and unique Creamer potatoes throughout the U.S. Potatoes…

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OEE: Time Well Spent

In our Insiders article two months ago, we talked equipment maintenance: why it matters, how to stay on top of it, and what to prioritize. I mentioned OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness, as an important metric every company should use to analyze their equipment assets’ performance. Because I’ve received quite a few questions about OEE since that article was posted online, let’s delve a little deeper into why OEE is time well…

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