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November 2012



In November in America, we take time to give thanks. We’re so thankful for you, our PROCESS EXPO 2013 exhibitors. With your commitment, we are well on our way to producing the greatest food and beverage show for the industry next year, November 3-6,South and North Halls, McCormick Place, Chicago! We appreciate YOU.

Here’s a partial list of companies who will be exhibiting with us:

Blentech Corporation  *  Bunting Magnetics Co.  *  Chester-Jensen Company, Inc.  *  Cipriani Harrison Valves Corp.  *  CornerStone Flooring  *  CVP Systems  *  D&F Equipment Sales  *  Gamajet Cleaning Systems, Inc.  *  General Machinery Corporation  *  Heatec, Inc.  *  Hovus, Inc.  *  Kuhl Corporation  *  Lee Industries, Inc.  *  Nicholl Food Packaging  *  optek-Danulat, Inc.  *  OYSTAR North America  *  REISER  *  Rigidized Metals Corporation  *  Sentry Insurance  *  Smith-Cooper/Sharpe Valves  *  Terlet USA  *  The Hill Brush Company Limited  *  Thermal Care, Inc.  *  Tiger-Vac Inc. (USA)  *  TREIF USA, Inc.  *  VANMARK  *  Volumetric Technologies, Inc.  *  Waste-Tech | Kusters Zima Corp.  *  Woodard & Curran  *  Woodex Bearing/MECO Seals

Feel free to contact Grace or Kyle if you'd like to reserve space or if you have any questions. We're grateful for you.

NAMA and MICA to Co-Locate 2013 Conferences During PROCESS EXPO 2013

The North American Meat Association (NAMA) and the Meat Import Council of America (MICA) will co-locate their fall 2013 conferences during the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)’s PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, IL, November 3 – 6, 2013, the three associations said last week.

Read more about the co-location.

Promotional Tools - Brochures Now Available

One of our most popular promotional pieces is back! We've already had to print another massive batch as the requests have been pouring in since we launched our full-color attendee brochures last month. Not only is this available for you to distribute at trade shows or in mailings but is also available online for use in mass e-blasts or personal e-mails. If you’d like to receive printed brochures, please contact Kyle Heiman. There is no cost for the brochures as they are a complimentary marketing tool that we want all of our exhibitors to use. Thanks in advance for helping us promote PROCESS EXPO!

Exhibitor Spotlight

TREIF USA, Inc. is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary!
At TREIF USA, Inc. everything revolves around food cutting and they are passionately devoted to this task and offering their customers the best possible cutting solutions. This goal has made them an international leader in manufacturing portion cutters, dicing machines and high speed slicers.  Whatever their customers' cutting requirements,TREIF USA has the expertise to help them.
Read more about TREIF's 20 year history.

GES - Trade Show Tips

GES Logo

In marketing, we often see consistent language that seems to lose authenticity when describing a product or service. Are you guilty of including too much fluff in your digital or print pieces?  Take a look at GES's "Words and Phrases to Avoid in Marketing" as a guide to help make your next communication piece genuine and informative.

Things to Look For in the Next Few Weeks...

As we get close to our launch date for PROCESS EXPO 2013 registration (January 1), we want to keep you informed of all the tools and opportunities we plan to have for you in regards to pre-show promotion and operations. Over the next 8 weeks keep your eyes peeled for the following:

Exhibitor Service Manual - contains labor and service order forms, rules/regulations, housing/registration for booth personnel, and much more

Exhibitor Invites Program - our most popular form of free marketing for exhibitors! Unlimited free e-invitations to your customers and prospects.

Online Exhibitor Resources Center (OERC) - this will be a place to find all show related resources including sponsorships, e-invitations, logos/banners, deadlines, FAQs, educational pieces and recorded webinars, and more!

Important Deadline

This is a reminder to all exhibitors that the second installment (%50) for PROCESS EXPO 2013 booth payments is due November 15th. If you haven't already received your invoice, please contact or

Blog - PROCESS EXPO Tours Kuhl Corp.

In our latest blog entry, we share PROCESS EXPO's recent site visit to member and exhibitor, Kuhl Corporation. Take a look as we highlight our tour of the facility and discover the history of this 90 year-old family run business.
If you are a member of FPSA or an exhibitor at PROCESS EXPO and are interested in hosting a site visit, please contact Grace Cular Yee

Food For Thought: Did You Know

      • Pilgrims ate popcorn during the first Thanksgiving.
      • It takes approximately 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
      • Cabbage is 91% water.
      • The canning process for herring was developed in Sardinia, which is why canned herring are better known as sardines.
      • English Muffins are from the USA. Samuel Bath Thomas began making muffins in his New York bakery in 1880. The American "English Muffin," as we know it, was born!

      Social Media

      Are you familiar with # = hashtags or RT = retweets? Are you trying to tackle Twitter? Here’s an excellent post from The Next Web: The Complete Guide to Twitter’s language and acronyms.

      Are you on Google+? We'd love to add you to our circles. Check out our G+ page!

      Are you on Pinterest? We'd love to see your boards. Check out our Pinterest page!

      Are you on LinkedIn? Join our PROCESS EXPO LinkedIn group!

      We now have 352 fans on Facebook and 1,543 followers on Twitter! Connect with your peers and customers on LinkedIn to join more than 690 other members of the PROCESS EXPO group.

      Does your company have a Facebook Page? Let us know so we can add you to our favorites and become one of your fans. We want to keep up-to-date with what you are doing!

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      - Keith Brown


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