Food Engineering honors the most innovative new food or beverage plant built in North America each year. The automation strategy, processing and packaging line design, and supply chain management plan of each plant project submitted are reviewed.
J.M. Smucker has won the 2020 Food Engineering Plant of the Year award for its Longmont, Colo. facility. The plant, designed and built by Dennis Group, produces hundreds of millions of Uncrustables sandwiches annually. The more than 430,000-sq.-ft. plant is being recognized for its excellence in construction and operations, including its automation and innovative solutions based on previous experiences.