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There may be nothing more maddening than not being able to reliably package and ship products because a machine is constantly down for maintenance. Cucina Fresca is a Seattle-based gourmet foods manufacturer that’s been serving tasty Italian dishes to the Pacific Northwest and beyond for more than 30 years. The company began as a small mom-and-pop shop, but steadily grew as its popularity took hold.
“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, because it was pretty crucial that we get a new machine,” said Clingman, President of Cucina Fresca. “They seemed to move heaven and earth to get the deal done and get it out here.”
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.
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.