Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson on 2020 food and beverage capital projects

Apr 23, 2020

As the food and beverage market shifts to a new way of working amid COVID-19, manufacturers remain hopeful for 2020. Jason Robertson, Market Director for food and beverage, joins Food Processing to recap industry figures for 2019 and share forward-facing food and beverage capital projects challenges in “2020 Capital Spending Outlook: Getting to Yes on Capital Projects.”

“In talking to colleagues in the industry, from equipment providers to site selectors, everybody seems to be optimistic on 2020,” explains Robertson.

Time will tell the ultimate impact today’s market will have on future food and beverage production as manufacturers adapt and adjust. The article cites meeting market demand with aggressive schedules, maintaining existing operations during a project and securing a talented workforce as three of the greatest challenges manufacturers will face in 2020 food and beverage capital projects.

Tuffy's new pet treat facility

Planning for growth

Also featured in the article is CRB-client Tuffy’s Pet Foods. CRB broke ground on a new pet treat facility last fall for Tuffy’s in Delano, Minnesota. The new facility will have two extrusion lines to process semi-moist treats, with the capability to co-extrude hard-shell treats with soft centers. The facility is designed with flexibility in mind, including additional footprint to accommodate future expansion.

Hear from Tuffy’s leadership team on room for growth, labor availability and food safety in the article.