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OFF THE LEASH

Find a way
During uncertain times, the pet industry is full of individuals certain they can find a way around any obstacle. When
COVID-19 arrived and processing facilities restricted access
to manufacturing plants, processors and suppliers collaborated and together have found creative ways to keep production
up and running.
Wenger manufacturing is quite literally building a new
technology center in Sabetha, Kan., around an existing structure in order to keep research and development projects on
track for its customers. A modified "low-risk" testing environment includes safety precautions to prevent the spread
of COVID-19 and trust from customers to allow Wenger to
conduct runs on their behalf - supplementing where possible
with digital tools such as images, videos and data sheets.
Covington, La.-based Allpax has turned to augmented
reality technology to assist processors in need of technical
support. Using any device with internet access from the processing plant or special augmented-reality glasses that Allpax
provides, Allpax technicians can be shown an issue in real
time and can guide in-plant personnel step-by-step through
the solution.
With many pet food and treat processors experiencing
high demand, production is often running at full capacity
and may require a service technician on site. In some of those
instances, Allpax technicians have arrived in RVs, isolated
themselves, and the processors have supplied meals to limit
the technicians' exposure while in town.
Helping processors to continue innovating, many trade
events transitioned to virtual and equipment suppliers shared
expertise online. For example, Middleby, a family of more
than 24 equipment suppliers serving this industry offered a
pet food processing webinar detailing the company's broad
offerings in this market. Both Mettler Toledo and Bühler also
hosted virtual exhibitions highlighting
manufacturing solutions.
Finding a way to spark innovation,
Balchem is partnering with industry
manufacturers to send product ideas in
a PetShure "Spark Box." Each box contains new product samples and unique
formulation opportunities to help
brands keep the pipeline of new products flowing.
In challenging times, the industry is finding the way forward, even when the solution is a little far-fetched.
Jennifer Semple | Editor, jsemple@sosland.com

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Jordan Tyler
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Donna Berry
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Richard Rowlands

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