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Numerous opportunities exist in Illinois’ food manufacturing and distribution industry.

With more than $15 billion of value-added manufacturing in the food industry, and four related Fortune 500 companies maintaining corporate headquarters in the state, it’s apparent the health and longevity of food manufacturing and distribution are highly significant to the Illinois economy.

Food manufacturers account for a large portion of products manufactured in Illinois every year, so it’s imperative that companies within the industry utilize the right people with the right skillsets. From operational and workforce inefficiencies to quality control and product compliance, food manufacturers require a diverse set of capabilities.

Spectrum of the Industry
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With experience working in and with the food industry, IMEC technical specialists are available to help companies in the food manufacturing and distribution industry achieve higher quality and safety practices. They can assess your current state, develop a plan for results, and work with your team along the way to ensure compliance and success.

Meet the Technical Specialists
Based out of Northern Illinois University, Ken Wunderlich brings a unique background in quality and product design to clients throughout the state. By maintaining his HAACP certification and leading several food safety initiatives during his time in the industry, Ken now works with Illinois food manufacturers to ensure the development and functionality of quality auditing systems and controls, as well as optimizing food component suppliers for end-product compliance.

Based in the northern Chicago region, Alex Nunez serves Illinois manufacturers facing issues primarily with workforce development and safety initiatives. With degrees in food and organizational behavior and a diverse background of manufacturing experience, Alex has spent a significant time working with food manufacturers establishing workforce and supervisory training programs, as well as productivity and process improvements. Additionally, his fluency in Spanish brings a unique capability to the diverse employee groups at many companies.

With the ability to serve companies throughout the state in this diverse and growing industry, IMEC technical specialists can provide awareness and implementation of the optimal solutions to transform manufacturing operations. iBi

For more information, email [email protected] or call (309) 677-2977.