FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Economic Development Council Gold Award
Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry Revitalization—
7.8 percent industry growth and an additional 517 jobs
Bucking a national trend, Oregon’s food manufacturing sector grew 7.8% over the last 10 years, despite the “Great Recession.” By carefully coordinating job training and development efforts with investment capital, the food processing industry realized an increase of 517 jobs, a $5.8 million return on investment to state revenue, and $13.1 million saved by 40 companies with revitalization projects.
Looking for a new hire? Review resumes of students in the Food Science program at University of Idaho/Washington State University.
Just released! Read about all the programming and exhibitors in the 2015 Expo + Conference registration guide. New this year: Keynote is Jake Nichol of Leatherman Tools, Mentoring Session, Welcome Reception with hundreds of attendees, expanded Taste of the Northwest, sessions devoted to Waste Water, Emerging Technology, Affordable Care Act update and so much more! Download the guide, and register.
The Northwest Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop addresses basic sanitation as well as cutting edge issues related to food sanitation and food safety. To register click here.
Watch this video to learn about NWFPA and its new food safety training platform, the Food Resources & Education Institute. Call us to request a demo! 503.327.2200
The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) awarded individual food processing industry leaders with three of the organization's highest honors last week at the Northwest Food Processors EXPO and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Each of the annual awards – Key Award, Eagle Award, and Distinguished Service Award -- honor individuals who have displayed exceptional leadership and contributions to the association and the food processing industry overall.