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Canada’s Government is Helping to Expand Hazelnut Orchards in Ontario

From: Food in Canada

Simcoe, Ont. – Canada’s government is helping to expand hazelnut orchards in Ontario. In a statement, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says it has made an investment of almost $500,000 to the Ontario Hazelnut Association (OHA) “to help develop the hazelnut industry.”

Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, says “Launching a hazelnut industry in Ontario is good news for our farmers, our consumers and our economy.  This investment is part of our Government’s plan to support a strong and diverse agri-food sector in Ontario, in order to create good jobs and grow the middle class.”

The investment will help the OHA develop orchard management practices “to enhance early development of hazelnut trees, develop strategies to mitigate drought stress in nursery trees and establish production techniques to multiply hazelnut plants for commercial use.”

The OHA has welcomed the news of the investment, saying in the statement that research so far has helped develop new innovations in micropropagation, variety selection, and orchard management.

Linda Grimo, chair of the OHA, says, “This new crop has enormous potential for Ontario and this support has brought us much closer to realizing our goal of establishing 10,000 hectares in the province by 2027 and creating new economic opportunities for rural communities. We are grateful for our partnerships with the federal and provincial government, the University of Guelph, and Ferrero Canada. We are very proud of the work the University of Guelph has been doing and look forward to future collaborations with both the University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.”

AAFC has partnered with the University of Guelph and Ferrero Canada to work on the project.

FDA Proposes To Extend Compliance Dates For Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules

From: Food Manufacturing

(FDA release; September 29, 2017) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.

The FDA is committed to making sure that consumers have the facts they need to make informed decisions about their diet and the foods they feed their families. The proposed rule only addresses the compliance dates. The FDA is not proposing any other changes to the Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size final rules.

The agency is proposing to extend the compliance dates in response to the continued concern that companies and trade associations have shared with us regarding the time needed for implementation of the final rules. These stakeholders expressed concerns about their ability to update all products by the original compliance dates and the importance of obtaining clarification from the FDA on a number of technical issues relating to the final rules.

Pending completion of this rulemaking, we intend to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the current July 26, 2018, and July 26, 2019, compliance dates.

Written or electronic comments on the extension of the compliance dates are being accepted for 30 days, beginning on October 2, 2017. The FDA is only accepting comments on the extension of the compliance dates.


RE: Tri-Mach Group of Companies Acquires Advance Millwrights Inc.

The Tri-Mach Group of Companies is pleased to announce today the acquisition of Advance Millwrights Inc., a company operating out of Elmira, ON, specializing in millwright services and the design, fabrication and installation of bucket elevators, conveyors and bins for the agricultural, food, foundry, oil and gas and commercial industries. They also specialize in the packaging and material handling of agricultural products, fertilizer, aggregate and cement, and food products.

The acquisition provides immediate benefits to the organization by almost doubling our workforce of skilled tradespeople. It will also provide opportunities for streamlining operations through common synergies in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. It will enable our organizations to continue to grow by providing multi-trade and turn-key solutions through world-class design engineering, custom fabrication, millwrighting, automation, systems integration and plant maintenance.

At present, each company will continue to operate under its own name.

We appreciate the continued cooperation from all of our employees and stakeholders as we work through this transition period.

We would like to warmly welcome Advance Millwrights Inc. as the newest member of the Tri-Mach Group of Companies.


Harold Whiteside, CPA. CMA.

President & CEO
Tri-Mach Group of Companies


Tri-Mach Group Inc. is a multi-trade, turn-key solution provider of sanitary equipment and best-in-class services for the food processing, liquid processing, and pharmaceutical industries.

With over 30 years of industry experience, we offer our customers custom solutions to complex problems, saving both time & money. Our services include design engineering, custom stainless steel fabrication, millwrighting, machining, electrical, automation, systems integration, and plant maintenance. Our experience, knowledge, reputation, and commitment to food safety are the keys to our success!

Download the official press release here.

Save Some Dough with Tri-Mach Group Inc.

Save Some Dough


Turn to page 63 of this month’s Bakers Journal to see our “Save Some Dough” advertisement!

To learn more about how best-in-class services from Tri-Mach Group can save you time and money, contact us:

Krystal Darling

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Kory Graham

Sales Account Manager

Tri-Mach Group Inc. announces exclusive distribution partnership with A-ONE Manufacturing in Canada

TMG + A-One

Tri-Mach Group Inc. is proud to announce an exclusive distribution partnership with A-ONE Manufacturing, a leading stainless steel fabrication company based in Stafford, Missouri. This strategic relationship establishes Tri-Mach Group Inc. as the exclusive sales, services & parts representatives within Canada.

With nearly 55 years of experience manufacturing stainless steel equipment for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, A-ONE Manufacturing boasts an impressive array of pre-fabricated and custom-built products.

Product offerings from A-ONE Manufacturing, now available from Tri-Mach Group, include:

  • Dumpers
  • Storage Loaders
  • Screw Conveyors
  • Blenders
  • Pallet Lifts
  • Cookers
  • Tanks
  • V Mags
  • Pallet Exchangers
  • Tumblers
  • Racks & Rack Loaders
  • Vat Inverters

This strategic alignment with A-ONE Manufacturing compliments Tri-Mach Group’s mission to providing best-in-class turn-key solutions to the food processing, liquid processing and pharmaceutical industries.

To learn more about how products from A-ONE Manufacturing can complement your processing line, contact:

Krystal Darling
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Kory Graham
Sales Account Manager

The Pacproinc Proleaver® Comes To Canada

Pacproinc Proleaver® (right), with optional stacker attached (left).

Pacproinc Proleaver® (right), with optional stacker attached (left).

Tri-Mach Group was pleased to welcome representatives from Packaging Progressions Inc. (Pacproinc) last week. A stop at Tri-Mach’s headquarters marked the beginning of Pacproinc’s Canadian Road Tour with the Pacproinc Proleaver® System.

Tri Mach, together with Pacproinc, brought the Pacproinc Proleaver® to interested facilities, demonstrating the performance and benefits of the Proleaver® interleaving and stacking system.

The Proleaver® is an entry-level system designed to automatically place paper, film, or other materials underneath a wide variety of food products. Items like cheese slices, raw burger patties, flatbreads, and more can then be stacked and shipped without the risk of sticking together.

The unit is constructed with stainless steel, and it can easily interface with existing equipment. With proven accuracy at speeds of up to 100 sheets per minute, as well as comprehensive compatibility with products and interleaving materials, the Pacproinc Proleaver® will boost the efficiency and competitiveness of any small operation.

Tri-Mach Group Inc. is proud to be the exclusive Pacproinc representative in Canada, covering service, sales, and parts. Let us show you how the Proleaver® can improve your production line – contact us to learn more.

Bakery Showcase 2014

Guillotine Conveyor

The Baking Association of Canada’s (BAC) Bakery Showcase 2014 took place from May 4th to May 6th at the International Centre near Toronto, ON. The three-day event attracted over 4000 industry professionals to view exhibits, partake in educational sessions, and network with both industry leaders and new up-and-comers. The tradeshow saw organizations showcasing products, equipment, new technologies, and innovative ingredients – and Tri-Mach Group, along with Handtmann Canada Ltd., were there to reveal new, innovative solutions to the baking industry.

Tri-Mach Group Inc. would like to thank Handtmann Canada Ltd. for their support and partnership during – and outside of – Bakery Showcase 2014. Together, we were able to showcase new and exciting solutions for bakery industry leaders – solutions that will help the industry reach new heights in production, quality, and food safety.

Click here to see what Tri-Mach can offer your operation!

Click here to visit the Handtmann website

Tri-Mach Group’s – Blue UHMW Ever-Kleen® Conveyor System is featured in the Fall issue of Western Food Processor Magazine under Equipment News.

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Martin’s Family Fruit Farm “Apples of Their Eyes” article in the March issue of Canadian Packaging Magazine.

Within the article you can find photos of the Ever-Kleen® Incline Conveyors and the Ever-Kleen® Platform that TMG designed, built and installed in the new processing plant for Martin’s Family Fruit Farm’s latest product – Crispy Apple Chips.

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The State Council of China has just released a 3 year plan to improve the quality and safety of their foods. This initiative is done in the wake of several scandals involving tainted food products originating in China. However, if you’ve kept up with China and how they regulate their food manufacturing industry, you may have your doubts as to whether or not they’ll actually live up to their promise. To learn more about this initiative, keep reading.