CLFP Insider
February 24, 2020
Food Processing Expo 2020 held in Santa Clara, Feb. 12-13, was a success, garnering a large crowd with well-attended and topical educational workshops, dynamic keynote speakers and a first-time Technology & Innovation Showcase. The 2021 Expo will return to Sacramento.
CLFP will host two food processing member events in June in Sacramento. A Capitol Day/Legislative Affairs Forum will be held on June 2. CLFP will co-host a Water Issues Forum with CLFP affiliate member Downey Brand on June 16.
Pictured here are CLFP members who participated in the 2018 Capitol Day.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
Better Yields From The Fields
Harvest Blade and Supply, Inc.
Harvest Blade and Supply is a provider to the food processing and food packaging industries offering industrial blade re-sharpening, refurbishing and Blade resale services that assists customers in reducing expenses and increasing production yields.
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   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
No One Likes a Product Recall
Rubber Fab
Our Detectomer┬« products are a line of metal detectable/x-ray inspectable elastomeric seals designed to work with any existing conveyor, pipe line or free fall detection system. Detectomer┬« products can be spotted by in-line x-ray inspection and metal detection systems as well as magnetic separators.
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Industry News
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is accepting public comments on the groundwater sustainability plans that were submitted by local groundwater management agencies last month. A list of submitted alternatives is also available.
PG&E will hold a series of workshops to inform ratepayers of the new Ag Time of Use Rates that will become mandatory in November 2020. Topics include upcoming changes to Ag Time of Use Rates, safety, energy efficiency, energy efficiency financing and behind the meter solutions. 
Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions program dollars to replace old agricultural equipment and vehicles are now available for 18 of California’s smaller air districts. Applications are due March 1.
   Ampco Pumps Co. Inc.    
New Members
AB Energy USA is the American subsidiary of AB –  leader in cogeneration and in the development of renewable energy sources such as biogas and biomethane with technologies and solutions that contribute to a more virtuous energy, reducing consumption and waste in a way that benefits the competitiveness of enterprises and the environment. AB installed over 1,250 plants and has direct presence in 20 countries worldwide including Italy, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Germany and Russia.
GEA is a world leading supplier of equipment, systems and solutions to the food, dairy, and beverage industries.
Fulton is a global manufacturer of steam, hot water and thermal fluid (hot oil) heat transfer products. Fulton specializes in complete industrial/commercial boiler and heater systems.
Jacobson James & Associates is a relationship-oriented environmental consulting firm providing technical and regulatory solutions through collaborative team building with our clients.  Our range of services includes technical support for pollution prevention, water use, regulatory support, permitting/compliance, and contaminant investigation/remediation. We are a full-service consulting organization comprised of a diverse group of professionals including geologists, engineers, environmental scientists, GIS specialists, field technicians and support staff.  Our corporate office is in Roseville with satellite offices in Walnut Creek and Arcata.
North America's largest plastic drum manufacturer, second largest steel drum manufacturer, and a leading container supply chain management company.
Licensed welding contractor services with specialization in the food and beverage industry. Welding services include: orbital welding, process piping, platforms and safety rails, steam and glycol lines and confined space tank repairs. We work closely with engineers, plant operations and maintenance personnel to achieve any repairs necessary.
HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sales of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today, with the goal to produce the highest quality seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available. HM. CLAUSE is a business unit of Limagrain, an international co-operative agricultural group, specializing in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
Radius Logistics provides supply chain and logistics services you can trust to be on time, with the flexibility to meet your needs. Backed by unparalleled customer service, detailed reporting, and a strong track record of finding cost-effective solutions, Radius is Certainty Delivered. When you partner with Radius Logistics, we are invested in your success. Our main priority is to give you peace of mind through expert management of your transportation, warehousing, and distribution, so you can focus on what matters most – refining your business and staying competitive. The Radius Logistics network covers North America and beyond, and we offer tailored packages adaptable to your changing needs.
VR Design, Inc. provides facility design, architectural, engineering and process engineering services for the Food and Beverage Industry.
Regulatory Insights
In January, the California Energy Commission released its Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) for the Food Production Investment Program. Of the 33 proposals received, 27 were successful in receiving awards for a total of approximately $60.5 million out of $74 million in available funding. The awardees included five CLFP members receiving six awards totaling $21.5 million. 
Pictured here are employees of CLFP member Sunmaid, which received an FPIP award.


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