[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]



We don’t just run a trade show. We attend them and exhibit at them, so we too are always in the process of trying to find a good deal on housing. Maybe that’s why we also attract scammers, just like our exhibitors do. In fact, when they call us pitching cheap rooms for PROCESS EXPO […]

If you’ve been paying attention to these blog entries, you might have said to yourself, “Jeez, they don’t stop talking about all this Horizontal stuff with this year’s show.” And you’d be right. If you think that’s bad, we’ve been serving up this messaging to our attendee audience since the 2011 show when we held […]

Marlen International logo

For over 60 years, Marlen International has been designing and manufacturing premium food processing equipment for every step — from vacuum stuffing, filling, and portioning to cooking, chilling, and packaging. Through its world-class Solution Centers, Marlen partners with customers to develop and test new ideas, products, and processing methods without interrupting production. Here’s what PROCESS […]

Hyde food processing blades

Most processing plants have similar goals, such as cutting costs, reducing waste, improving efficiency, and increasing profits while also boosting quality. It’s not always easy to achieve these goals at the same time. For example, there are typically trade-offs between cutting costs and boosting quality. But some tools, if they’re designed well, can help processors […]


“People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill; they want a quarter-inch hole.” You’ve probably heard this quote by Harvard professor Theodore Levitt. It illustrates the fact that people don’t buy products — they buy the benefits those products provide. It also describes TEGAM’s approach to temperature measurement. “People don’t just want a thermometer,” TEGAM […]

Food processing

Food plants operate best when everything is moving smoothly. But there’s one small piece of equipment that processors may not even notice that they count on every day to carry an impressive burden while navigating challenging plant environments: casters. They’re everywhere in food processing, but you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t given them much thought […]

Have you asked yourself that? With what a booth costs at ANY trade show, if you haven’t then maybe you are not in the right field. If you have asked yourself that question, what is the answer? Do you have one answer, or do you ascribe to what I call “kitchen-sink marketing” – in short, […]