The benefits of the new equipment have already become apparent. Dr. Morey notes that offering packaging equipment has filled a void in the program to teach students about the poultry industry beyond the birds themselves.
“Until now, I was teaching poultry-first processing, but that packaging piece was majorly missing. We were not able to expose our students to that area in the food chain, which is a very important area for them to understand,” Dr. Morey said. “This equipment gives faculty the opportunity to take our students from the class, go in and operate the machines.”
All students will benefit from this exposure and become more well-rounded leaders in the poultry industry. However, this opportunity also offers the chance for some students to discover a career within poultry that they are exceedingly well suited for.
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“We received the T45 three weeks after our first call with Ossid. It was amazing how quickly everyone jumped in with all hands-on deck."
Since its chicken products are high-end, the presentation and packaging needed to match. Hudson Valley's customer was looking to present the product visually from both the front and back.
“Since going with Reepack we’ve basically doubled our production by one machine,” Knutzen said. “We have no complaints on the mechanical side; customer service has been top notch.