CRBlogs by Renee Benson

Renee Benson is a Packaging Engineer at CRB in our St. Louis, Missouri office.
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Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Every manufacturer must address it—the ever-present elephant in the room: WASTE. Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. From raw ingredients to packaging, every stage of the manufacturing process must take waste into consideration and how to manage it. 
Leveraging your Packaging Consulting Engineer

Leveraging your Packaging Consulting Engineer

Renee Benson and Forrest Carter
It’s true – you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. For a manufacturing company, a customer’s first impression often comes in the form of product packaging. It would seem fitting then that experts would be engaged in developing packaging to ensure best practices are being utilized in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way.
Optimizing Facility, Process & Packaging Design for Food Safety

Optimizing Facility, Process & Packaging Design for Food Safety

Implementing Prevention Practices Now for FSMA Compliance Tomorrow As many as 48 million Americans – or 1 in 6 - get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year of foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food born pathogens, like Salmonella, Ecoli and Listeria, contaminate food somewhere between the farm and our table and are typically the result of poor food safety practices. Contamination can occur in many different types of food, during growth, harvesting, manufacturing, processing, packing, holding and transportation.
Simulation Software Enhances Packaging Line Design

Simulation Software Enhances Packaging Line Design

Modeling tool helps companies right size equipment for efficiency and savings.