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December 4, 2018

Louisville, KY – Verti-Lift presents scissor lift tables with tilt capabilities for unmatched ergonomics and product positioning, now available in stainless steel washdown designs.  Integrating the height adjustment of a scissor lift with tilt functions ensures that workpieces are always within easy reach of the operator.  Optional removable forks, like those show, automatically orient the workload for transport to next cell.  Lifting capacities of 2,000 – 4,000 pounds and tilt range of up to 60-degrees are suitable for a wide range of assembly line or batch production applications. In addition to the stainless steel washdown models, Verti-Lift Lift and Tilt tables are available in mild steel to suit application requirement.  The company works closely with distributors and system integrators to design, build and integrate their material handling equipment into new or existing facilities and production lines. 

All Verti-Lift lift and tilt tables feature easily accessible internal power units, heavy duty cylinders, hand or foot controls, heavy duty tubular frames, heavy duty hydraulic cylinders, and lifetime lubricated kingpin bearings to ensure a long service life with no maintenance.  Optional accessories which can be added to suit particular requirements include accordion skirts, oversized platform, platform with beveled edges, pit mounted, portability package, PLC controlled, foot pedal control, high cycle, and external power supply.  Also available in pneumatic designs; custom sizes available upon request.

Video demonstrations of Verti-Lift products can be seen on YouTube (search Verti Lift).  They are made in the USA and available from Material Handling Distributors nationwide. 

Verti-Lift manufactures a complete line of standard and custom materials handling and ergonomic equipment including Hydraulic and Pneumatic Scissor Lift Tables, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tilters, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Work Positioners, Turntables, Operator Lifts, 2-Post Vertical Lifts, Self-Leveling Carts, Platform Trucks, and Work Stations and much more.  All products are made in the USA and are available through Material Handling Distributors nationwide.  For additional information visit www.verti-lift.com , Google+ Verti-Lift, Inc., by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (502) 361-0180, or write Verti-Lift, Inc., 5559 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY  40214.

 
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Regina, Saskatchewan, December 3, 2018 – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been recognized by Aon as one of the nation’s best employers for the 16th year in a row.

“All of our employees have contributed to making FCC what it is today – a strong and stable partner to the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry and a great place to work,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. “To be honoured as a top employer in Canada is a reflection of this unified effort. We are proud of this organization and passionate about our work, and we are fully engaged in serving our customers and making positive contributions to Canadian agriculture.”

This is the fourth consecutive year Aon has recognized FCC as a Platinum employer and the 16th year FCC has been identified as one of the nation’s best employers by the international human capital and management consulting firm.

To be selected for the Platinum level, organizations have to demonstrate strong performance in the areas of employee engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand.

“Having highly-engaged employees across FCC is critical to our business success,” said Greg Honey, FCC executive vice-president, and chief human resources officer. “We know that when our employees have a strong emotional and intellectual commitment to the organization, they tend to go the extra mile for their co-workers and customers, and they’re more likely to choose to build a long-term career with the organization. That’s why we invest in things that help make a big difference to our employees - great leadership and a healthy culture.”

FCC is a self-sustaining federal Crown corporation with more than 1,800 employees working from coast to coast, in 98 offices.

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $33 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, our profits are reinvested back into the agriculture and food industry we serve and the communities where our customers and employees live and work while providing an appropriate return to our shareholder. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

 
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Montreal, Quebec, November 27, 2018 – Undisputed leader of the processed vegetable industry, established in over 100 countries, Bonduelle received the Innovation Grande Entreprise award for its revolutionary InFlavor process during the 28th Gala des Prix Innovation of the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ)[1] that took place on November 22. For 40 years, ADRIQ and its Réseau-conseil en technologie et en innovation[2] (ADRIQ-RCTi) have led a vast network of businesses and institutions supporting research and technological innovation.

“We are very proud to win this award recognizing the excellent work of our R&D teams and many partners in developing InFlavor, a revolutionary process within the industry that makes frozen vegetables just as delicious as fresh,” said Christian Malenfant, Vice-President, Marketing at Bonduelle, for the Long Life division in the Americas.

Bonduelle would like to thank its many partners who contributed to InFlavor’s elaboration and success through the various stages of testing and development:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AgriInnovate Program) and Quebec’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foodfor their financial support
  • Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre for its involvement
  • Air Product for its help in developing the freezing process
  • EnWave for the conception of the production process and module
  • Cintech Agroalimentaire
  • ADRIQ

Developed by Bonduelle’s R&D teams, InFlavor is a controlled dehydration process during which the vegetables’ water content is reduced before freezing to preserve their organoleptic properties. InFlavor is an exciting innovation that appeals to both the general public and food professionals.

Freezing vegetables with high water content, such as mushrooms, bell peppers and onions, constituted a real challenge until now, because their texture, appearance and taste were significantly altered by the water naturally released when they were thawed, thus preventing many vegetable varieties from being offered on the frozen market.

 
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GUELPH, ON, Nov. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadians are most concerned with the rising cost of food and the affordability of healthy food for the third year in a row in the latest research released by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI).

When asked to rate their level of concern on a number of issues ranging from health care, economy and unemployment to climate change and rising energy costs, Canadians indicated they're most concerned about the rising cost of food (67 percent). Keeping healthy food affordable was rated second, together with rising energy costs and rising health care costs, all at 63 percent. Rounding out the top five concerns for Canadians was the safety of food imported from outside of Canada at 55 percent.

"The results tell us today's consumers are not only looking for affordable food options, they are also unsure about many aspects about food and the food system and are looking to know more from credible sources," said Crystal Mackay, CCFI president.

Four in ten Canadians are unsure if the food system is headed in the right direction. After a significant increase in 2017, survey results show a sizable drop in the number of consumers who feel Canada's food system is headed in the right direction – just over one third (36 percent) in 2018 compared to 43 percent in 2017.

The overall impression of agriculture in Canada also decreased for the first time in twelve years - falling from 61 percent in 2016 to 56 percent in the latest survey. This follows a steady increase since 2006. The decline in positive impressions is driven by a significant increase in Canadians who say they don't know enough about agriculture and food to have an opinion (12 percent in 2018, compared to only 2 percent in 2016).

"This research demonstrates that the food system can't take trust for granted; it must be earned," said Mackay. "Canadians desire balanced, credible information about food so they can feel confident in their decisions for themselves and their families. It's up to the entire food chain to turn up the volume and efforts to openly share information about food and how it's produced, processed and packaged with consumers."

The 2018 web-based survey was completed in July by 1,509 respondents who reflect the general Canadian consumer population aged 18 or older. The survey results from the 2018 CCFI Public Trust Research can be downloaded at www.foodintegrity.ca in French or English.

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity is a non-profit organization that helps Canada's food system earn trust by coordinating research, resources, dialogue and training. Our members donors and project partners, who represent the diversity of the food system, are committed to providing accurate information and working together to address important issues in food and agriculture. The CCFI does not lobby or advocate for individual companies or brands.

 

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