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Mi Rancho Makes Production Leap with Automated Stacking of Millions of Tortillas per Year

Mi Rancho has been delighting customers with authentic and fresh tortillas, chips, and salsas since its establishment in 1939. Originally founded as a grocery store in Oakland, California the business has evolved and grown into a food provider for large nation-wide retail partners. Today, the company operates from their 150,000 square foot facility in Elk Grove and is growing more...

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Cameron’s Coffee Hits Automation “Easy Button”, Scaling from 0 to 5 Systems in 12 Months

Since 1978, Cameron's Coffee has been bringing the taste of delicious, locally-brewed coffee to more and more coffee lovers. What started as a small-batch roastery offering packaged coffee for grocery stores in the midwest has grown to a large-scale operation that produces and packages over 50,000 lbs. of coffee daily!  As their business has rapidly grown, one of the challenges...

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Georgia Nut and Formic Deploy First Robot in Company's History

Georgia Nut is a true testament to the engine of American work, having evolved from humble beginnings as a small shelling and roasting operation in 1945 into an industry-leading provider of wholesale confections, contract manufacturing, and private-label food production services. This remarkable success story has remained within the same family for generations – proof of its enduring dedication to quality...

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Compact Industries Partners with Formic to Combat Labor Shortages and Accelerate Factory Productivity

Formic helped revolutionize Compact Industries' production process, jumpstarting their automation journey. In record time, the 1963-founded food and beverage packaging specialist went from delivery to palletization with a collaborative robotic system – ushering in unprecedented productivity and efficiency gains for the company. The Challenge "We were driven towards robotics to maintain a high level of quality and consistency for our...

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GreenSeed Contract Packaging Uses Productivity-boosting Automation to Stay Ahead of the Competition

GreenSeed Contract Packaging was founded in 2009 in Batavia, IL, and manages packaging operations for large and middle-market consumer packaged goods companies. With a focus on natural foods and sustainability, they pride themselves on supporting their customer brands with exceptional standards and service. With an eye toward the future, GreenSeed is always looking for opportunities to innovate and advance production...

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Chemical Manufacturing Leader Polysciences Partners With Formic to Introduce Automation To Their Production Process

Polysciences has been providing innovative chemical solutions since 1961. Staffed by  best-in-class chemical and biochemical scientists and equipped with everything from research and development labs to full production facilities, they provide a wide variety of chemical solutions, with a catalog of over 4,000 products. With a unique capability of offering concept-to-commercialization services to their clients, making continuous production improvements for...

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3D Machine Finds New Competitive Edge with Automation Partner Formic

Manufacturing accounts for roughly 12% of the U.S. economy and totals more than 600,000 businesses. Although large enterprises like Magna or Jabil often come to mind, the reality is that most American manufacturing businesses have fewer than 30 employees and many of them are private and family-owned. In the Midwestern heartland of Goodland, Indiana, 3D Machine Inc. is one of...

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Polar Manufacturing and Formic Partner to Overcome Legacy Equipment Challenges and Boost Productivity

Polar Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing door and truck body hardware for industrial applications since 1915. From locking handles to rope rings, their extensive product catalog is made possible with the help of a robust line of machines like their 50-year-old press machine used for forming heavy metal bars with two bends - all controlled by human operators. It...

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ICON Injection Molding Deploys Formic Tend to Boost Production by 20% with Automation Partnership that is “Too Good to be True”

In the competitive manufacturing sector, there are few names that have risen as quickly as ICON Injection Molding. Founded in 2001 by three brothers with a wealth of industry experience, ICON has grown organically to become a go-to provider of custom plastic injection molding solutions. From medical devices to defense equipment for clients like Axon, they make plastic parts that...

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