IBIE bestows coveted B.E.S.T. in Baking award to 2013 winners

(Press Release), Washington, D.C., July 23, 2013 — As the grain-based food industry’s largest, most important trade event in North America, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the ideal venue for addressing the industry’s environmental impact. At IBIE 2013, held October 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev., 17 B.E.S.T (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together) in Baking winners will be celebrated for their stellar sustainability efforts.

Introduced in 2010, the B.E.S.T in Baking program recognizes exhibitors that supply equipment, packaging, ingredients, products and/or services that foster energy and water conservation, decrease landfill waste and promote overall healthy living. For 2013, B.E.S.T in Baking, sponsored by Bundy Baking Solutions and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, received nearly double the number of entries as 2010, indicating significant growth in sustainable products across the industry.

The coveted B.E.S.T. in Baking designation brings with it a bevy of benefits including mentions in pre-show promotions, the IBIE website and IBIE’s social media channels, plus a dedicated B.E.S.T. in Baking Lounge located in the Las Vegas Convention Center lobby, where all show attendees can learn about the winners while taking a few moments to relax and recharge.

The 2013 B.E.S.T in Baking winners are:
Air Management Technologies, Inc.
American Pan Company
AMF Bakery Systems
Auto-Bake Pty. Ltd.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
ChemxWorks Inc.
Daabon Organic USA
ENERVEX, Inc.
Hayon Manufacturing
Meyer Laboratory Inc.
Newave Packaging Inc.
Oberlin Filter Co.
Picard Ovens, Inc.
Robbie Flexibles
Shaffer Mixers & Processing Equipment
SPX Flow Technology
TMB Baking, Inc.

Five companies were also recognized as ‘Honorable Mentions’:
Arla Foods Ingredients
ColorMaker, Inc.
Lawrence Foods
Palsgaard Inc.
Unitherm Food Systems Inc.

A panel of judges that include experts in sustainability and baking best practices chose this year’s B.E.S.T in Baking winners. All submissions were evaluated for environmental impact, innovation, feasibility, ROI and practical application to the baking industry. This year’s panel included:

Jeffrey Teasdale, Engineering Manager of Fresh and Frozen Bakery,
Pepperidge Farm
Jack Lewis III, President, Lewis Bakeries, Inc.
David Hipenbecker, Director of Network Strategy & Project Engineering, The
Kroger Company
Jeff Dearduff, Vice President, ARYZTA North America
Albert Koch, Director of Engineering, Mondelez International
Theresa Cogswell, President, BakerCogs

“We can make an enormously positive impact on the environment by employing more sustainable methods across the industry,” states Mike Beaty, IBIE Chairman and Flowers Foods EVP of Supply Chain. “Those leading the way in this effort are an inspiration and should be recognized for their progress. That’s what B.E.S.T in Baking is all about.”

For more information about the B.E.S.T in Baking program and to register for IBIE 2013, visit www.IBIE2013.com.

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IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Industry Suppliers Association (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 500,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nev. October 6-9, 2013.

Attendees include employees of: wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; biscuit & cracker producers.

Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of: baking/food equipment and systems; ingredients, flavorings, spices & fillings; ingredient handling systems; packaging materials & systems; technology; sanitation equipment; transportation & distribution equipment; refrigeration equipment; business services.