November 2, 2021
As the kick-off to Process Expo, Epstein’s Darrin McCormies was a featured member of a roundtable discussion titled "The Pandemic Effect: Past, Present and Future of Food Production." Process Expo is a tradeshow that brings together over 400 companies from around the world to learn about the latest technology, advancements and equipment in processing and packaging.
The discussion was part of Process Expo’s “PE University,” a multi-day, multi-event learning opportunity for attendees in which they can “advance [their] knowledge to drive growth and efficiencies, gain strategies to navigate current challenges, and tap into the minds of global leaders to transform their operations.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed much of what was considered “normal.” However, the food and beverage industry has been impacted much more than others given its position as a truly essential industry, tasked with the mission of feeding a hungry world. This impact is affecting everything in plant operations from PPE, training, maintenance, security, food safety and even plant design. Epstein was pleased to be part of this enlightening session, as the panel of experts addressed many of the changes that are likely to be in place for the long haul, as well as additional modifications to plant and processes that will ensure safety for consumers and workers alike.
Process Expo runs from November 2 - 5 at Chicago's McCormick Place. We'll be at booth #14041; stop by and say hello!