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Burns and Stenzel Announce Industry Officers of New Association

Cathy Burns (PMA) and Tom Stenzel (United Fresh) Announce Industry Officers of New Association after its merger.

August 29, 2021
Future Co-CEOs Cathy Burns of Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh have named the Executive Committee that will serve as officers for the new association.
Key Technology Introduces Key Discovery™

Key Technology Introduces Key Discovery, a new Software Suite for its Sorting Systems

August 02, 2021
Key Technology introduces Key Discovery™. This suite of software solutions transforms Key’s digital sorting systems into IIoT connected devices that collect, analyze and share data while sorting product.
Key Technology Introduces Marathon® Vibratory Conveyors with Monobeam Construction

Key Technology Introduces Marathon® Vibratory Conveyors with Monobeam Construction

July 05, 2021
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces its Marathon® vibratory conveyors with monobeam construction.
Global View enables a sorter to consider each object in its entirety when making classification and sort decisions.

Key Technology Introduces Global View™ for its VERYX digital sorters

March 05, 2021
Key Technology introduces Global View™, a patented new software-driven capability for their VERYX® digital sorters. This unique software optimizes product quality, increases yield, collects more sophisticated data and reduces the need for manual inspection.
Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group

Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group

March 02, 2021
Jake Blauer is the newly hired post-harvest potato physiologist at Washington State University.
Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility

Washington Potato lays off 62 workers at Warden facility

February 12, 2021
The Washington Potato Co. facility in Warden still smolders the next morning and smoke fills the air after a fire broke out in a potato dehydrator the afternoon of Jan. 21, prompting a response from fire departments across Grant and neighboring Adams counties.
Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
PepsiCo leverages AI to create an intelligent monitoring system that improves Cheetos consistency

PepsiCo leverages AI to create an intelligent monitoring system that improves Cheetos consistency

January 05, 2021
To the untrained eye (and mouth), a Cheetos Snack is a Cheetos Snack. But even die-hard snack lovers might not realize the lengths to which engineers go to ensure each bite has the optimal crunch, lightness, and shape.
Key Technology Appoints John Dykstra as Director of Service Operations – Americas and Asia Pacific

Key Technology Appoints John Dykstra as Director of Service Operations – Americas and Asia Pacific

December 02, 2020
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the appointment of John Dykstra as Director of Service Operations for North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.
US potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment

US potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment

November 29, 2020
Potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment. The custom-built potato grading and washing solution enabled this US based company to increase their sizing capabilities of both dirty and washed crop, whilst reducing waste.
Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health

Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health

November 13, 2020
Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, more sustainable, and productive soils.
Key Technology Introduces Zephyr™ Next-Generation Horizontal-Motion Conveyor

Key Technology Introduces Zephyr™ Next-Generation Horizontal-Motion Conveyor

October 20, 2020
Featuring a patented direct drive with a counterbalance system, Zephyr's unique motion profile gently moves product with no segregation or stratification and at higher capacities than can be achieved with other horizontal motion conveyors.

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