Brown and Haley Candy Industry

WeighPack’s 24 head PrimoCombi multi-head weigher with three product mixing weighs product before it is bagged. EndFlex’s Pick & Place Automation precisely loads each Roca container into the case while simultaneously orienting all logos to ensure that shipments are retail-ready.

Finding their Niche

Within the global fruitpacking sector, more is usually considered better: more variety,more markets to tap—certainly many a business has tapped that plan to great financial success.But one Canadian company has shunned the ‘more is more’ mentality, and has instead found global renown and success with its niche business plan.Founded in 1929 by Michael Leonard Catania at the onset of the global depression, M.L. Catania Company Limited was set up as a produce import and distribution business to service the Toronto area. Nowadays, the company remains a family business,but rather than the localized Toronto market, M.L. Catania has found its niche as an exotic fresh fruits importer and distributor with a global focus.

Refreshingly Simple

 Many a book has been written adequately noting and describing the health benefits of Mother Nature’s fresh fruits and vegetables for the average human being, but for one Quebec company, keeping things fresh has provided a well-deserved financial benefit and respect within the Canadian produce industry.First opening its doors in 2007, the Montreal headquartered Les Aliments Bercy (BercyFoods) is a successful family-owned processor and packer of fresh produce, as well as an importer and distributor of organic products. Bercy Foods—run by founder and company
president Michael Orsini—is a sister company of Courchesne Larose Ltd. , well-known and respected as one of Canada’s oldest and largest fruit and vegetable importers and distributors.

Single-Source Line For Pouch Packaging

Simplicity, reliability, and value are packaging machinery characteristics that are universally appreciated. But they’re even more highly prized in remote locations like the one occupied by Ute Mountain Tribe Farm & Ranch Enterprise. This 7,700 acre agricultural enterprise nestled below the Sleeping Ute Mountain on Ute Tribe Land in the southwest corner of Colorado is tucked away to say the least.

Good Things in Small Packages

Too much of a good thing is never really enough in most consumer packaged goods industries.And it’s hardly a stretch to say that things are looking good indeed these days for JemPak GK
Inc.—a fast-growing manufacturer of automatic dishwasher detergents who is really cleaning up, business-wise, in the product category’s buoyant,yet fiercely competitive, private-label segment.
Brought back to life from looming bankruptcy three years ago by a team of local investors and corporate turnaround experts, the recently renamed and refocused producer of household cleaning chemicals formerly operating under the former Witco Chemical banner is a happy testament to the virtues of sound management skills,manufacturing and packaging excellence, and a proactive R&D (research and development) mind set as key pre-requisites for corporate rejuvenation and renewal.

The perfect cut

Claiming perfection is not a mere idle boast for folks at Perfect Poultry Inc., but rather a daily pursuit of operational and packaging excellence that has enabled the Toronto based chicken processor to spread its wings at a very impressive pace despite some early turbulence and setbacks. And if breaking into the highly-competitive business right at the peak of the Avian Flu epidemic back in 2004 may have seemed like a slight case of irrational exuberance at the time of a nationwide shortage of edible birds, it seems more like a stroke of genius today in light of the upstart’s steady rise through the industry ranks, especially in the challenging economic climate of the last few years.

Grow & Prosper

A healthy mix of organic products and sustainable packaging keeps Monteal produces company in the green. A diet rich in fruits and veggies has long been touted as a key prerequisite for sound nutritional health and lifestyle, and it has done absolute wonders in the last three years for the financial well-being of Montreal-based Les Aliments Bercy( Bercy Foods).

Building on success

When building a strong company, you need a strong foundation and a whole lot of bricks. Fortunately for MEGA Brands Inc., it has a plentiful abundance of both.Headquartered in Montreal, the globally operating company is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading toy makers today, boasting a host of popular leading brands in the construction toys,arts-and-crafts, presentation boards and puzzles product categories. The company’s roots trace back to the 1967 startup of the former Ritvik Toys, Inc.Founded by Victor and Rita Bertrand, Ritvik went on to become Canada’s largest toy distributor, but after having developed and starting to market its first generation toy construction blocks under the MEGA BLOKS brand in 1985, the company commenced its next chapter of corporate existence under the Mega Bloks, Inc.