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January is upon us, meaning it’s time for the largest regional food processing tradeshow in North America, Jan. 12-14, 2015, celebrating its 101st anniversary!

NWFPA Expo 2015 logoThe Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is a great event for anyone who works in or does business with the food processing industry. Some of the highlights we’re looking forward to this year include:

• Browsing the Expo Hall: With more than 400 exhibitors (including us!), there are infinite networking opportunities and much to see and learn. Make sure to stop by the Sample Display to try some products under development, as well as Taste of the Northwest for tastes of new regional products.

• Monday’s Keynote: The former CEO and President of the Leatherman Group will speak about staying competitive as an American producer while not compromising values.

• 2015 Food Safety Modernization Update: This Monday morning session will explore the move from rule-making to implementation for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a hot topic operations and management for food processing companies.

DePaul Industries will be exhibiting at Booth 208 in the Expo Hall. We’ll have representatives from our three main divisions (staffing, security and food packaging) to discuss the diverse services we offer to the food processing industry. Whether you need temporary food processing employees, would like assistance with developing a food safety plan that complies with FSMA, or need a co-packer for your food product, you’ll find what you need at our booth. Visit nwfpa.org/expo2015 and use the promotional code VIP208 to secure your ticket.