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Do These Three Things Before Putting a Used Processing Vessel into Active Production

Do These Three Things Before Putting a Used Processing Vessel into Active Production

Posted on April 06, 2022 in Maintenance by Michael Dogal

The market for used processing vessels is typically strong, due in large part to the long use life of high-quality equipment. We often see processors still using a vessel we built over 50 years ago, for example. That, and today’s high demand for new equipment, is leading even more processors to buy used equipment.

When it Comes to Customer Satisfaction, Food Manufacturers Have the Right Process

When it Comes to Customer Satisfaction, Food Manufacturers Have the Right Process

Posted on December 22, 2021 in General by Michael Dogal

The iconic founder of Walmart would be proud of the food manufacturing industry these days. In its just-released study on U.S. customer satisfaction, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) ranks Food Manufacturing highest within the Manufacturing and Nondurable Goods sector and tied with Full-Service Restaurants for the top position among all 47 industries and ten sectors it researched.

Why Mixing is So Vital to Organic Food Processing Operations

Why Mixing is So Vital to Organic Food Processing Operations

Posted on June 30, 2021 in Mixing Challenges by Michael Dogal

Organic food processors go to great lengths to ensure authenticity in their products. But if their end-product lacks the slices, chunks and homestyle texture expected of fresh and natural ingredients, then the extra effort and cost to comply with organic certification could go for naught. The reality is, if it doesn’t look organic, consumers may not buy it.

Where the Vessel is Always Greener: the Environmental Impact of Lee Products

Where the Vessel is Always Greener: the Environmental Impact of Lee Products

Posted on May 12, 2021 in Equipment Design by Michael Dogal

Like many companies, Lee Industries has been examining its environmental footprint. We wanted to think harder about how the products we manufacture fit in a “greener” world. Because we believe it is important that our equipment operates in an ecologically friendly manner, we continually seek ways to engineer our kettles and tanks to minimize their impact on our environment. Here are some of the methods we use to support that goal: