CLFP Insider
March 25, 2021
CLFP has launched a Supplier’s Host Council Virtual Auction to raise funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program. The Virtual Auction is in lieu of the Silent Auction normally held at CLFP’s Food Processing Expo, which was canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19. The Silent Auction will run from March 25 to April 14 and allows you to participate in the auction from the comfort of your own home while still enjoying competitive bidding!
CLFP’s 2021 Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held virtually on April 21-22. A new slate of officers will be nominated and voted on at the meeting.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
Three Miura LX Series Steam Boilers in Modular Configuration
Food processors are switching to Miura boilers for easier operation and routine maintenance, outstanding reliability and efficiency, green features, and safety. Compactly-designed, Made in America Miura boilers feature “full steam in less than 5 minutes from a cold start,” reducing energy costs and  allowing users to turn boilers off/on quickly according to load demand.
CLFP will hold an Energy Committee Meeting Thursday, April 1 from 10:00am to 11:30am. The meeting is open to all CLFP members.
   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
Capitol News
The California Legislature has begun hearing bills in policy committees. CLFP is engaging in several key legislative measures that impact the food processing industry.
CentriTEK - Industrial Centrifuge Specialists
CentriTEK is a leader in the industry, offering high quality service, sales, and rentals of horizontal decanter centrifuges, serving municipal water & wastewater, food & beverage, oil & gas, rendering, and the pulp & paper industries. On-site field services and over-the-phone assistance for maintenance, optimization and general tune-up. Offering service for all OEM's: Alfa Laval - Sharples, Andritz - Bird - Humboldt, Centrisys, Flottweg, Haus, Hiller - Ferrum, Pieralisi, and GEA Westfalia.
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Industry News
Grocery store shoppers continue to pack their carts in response to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing chains like Harris Teeter and Walmart to set earlier closing times to restock their shelves. Food industry executives assure the public there is no food shortage, but that doesn’t mean the coronavirus poses no threat to the food system. As the pandemic persists, labor shortages in transportation and other areas of the food industry could soon prove to be a problem.
It's no secret that the market for alternative proteins — which covers everything from plant-based proteins (including dairy) to cultured or 'clean' meats to insects — has seen rapid growth in recent years, but it makes the dollars attached to its growth nonetheless staggering.
March 30, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
In this webinar, our legal and wellness experts will delve into the ramifications of the COVID-19 vaccine and what employers need to know. This webinar will include information on legal implications for employers on requiring vaccines as well as implications for employers regarding religious or ADA objectors. Our wellness expert will speak on the current state of the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination guidelines and how some employers are incentivizing vaccines through the wellness program.
   Fulton Boiler Works       TNT Industrial Contractors Inc    
New Members
GreenStruxure, a partnership bringing together Schneider Electric’s industry-leading expertise in renewable energy microgrids and Huck Capital’s sustainability-focused investments, launched in September 2020 to deliver modular, standardized Energy as a Service solution to commercial and industrial medium-sized buildings in the U.S. GreenStruxure is simplifying and accelerating the market adoption of renewable energy microgrids, offering an innovative outcome-based alternative for building owners and operators who want sustainable, cost-effective, resilient, onsite energy delivered to them hassle-free as a service with no upfront capital expenses or operational risks.
Your Trusted Boiler Service Company in the Food Industry
R.F. MacDonald Co.®
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has reduced permitted NOx emissions levels for larger boilers, steam generators and process heaters. Many of our customers will be required to submit an Emissions Control Plan and Authority to Construct by May 1, 2022! Find out your compliance deadline with R.F. MacDonald Co.
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Regulatory Insights
CLFP is regularly engaged in multiple regulaory issues affecting the food processing industry. This month's regulatory update looks at issues related to electricity costs, regulatory agency appointments and wilfdfire mitigation.
The new head of the Small Business Administration says she expects to make changes at the agency that she says will enable it to further help small companies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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