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Conference Grand Hall Hours

NEW this year, the Grand Hall is the location for all meals, refreshments and receptions served during the Conference.


Sunday, April 23 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30 pm

Monday, April 24 | 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am

Morning Networking Break: 10:00-10:45 am

Networking Lunch: 12:00-1:45 pm

Afternoon Networking Break: 3:00-3:30 pm

Centennial Celebration Reception: 5:00-7:00 pm  

Tuesday, April 25 | 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Breakfast: 7:00-7:45 am

Morning Networking Break: 10:00-10:45 am

Networking Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm

Afternoon Networking Break: 3:00-3:30 pm

Exhibit set-up will begin at 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 23 and completed by 5:00 pm. Exhibit break-down is required upon closing of the conference at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25.

*Limited exhibit space remains available. If you are interested, please contact Katie Blanchard via email.

Exhibit Booths

Amalgamated Research, LLC

Twin Falls, ID 2087355400

Amalgamated Research LLC (ARi) is a process research and development company, specializing in taking innovative separation and purification technology from laboratory and pilot-scale to full-scale commercial implementation. ARi can assist dairy producers and processors with commercial separation and purifications systems, including chromatography and ion-exchange processes, serving a wide range of applications, including separations of whey protein isolates, lactoferrin and other valuable components.

Bertoli Homogenizers, N.A. c/o GP Companies

Mendota Heights, MN

Bertoli Homogenizers is the technological leader in the field of homogenizers and Plunger pumps.

Caloris Engineering

Easton, MD 4108226900

With core capabilities in evaporation systems, membrane filtration and spray drying, we are experts in the concentration and drying of whey, WPC and whey permeate from cheese production. In addition, our equipment can be used in wastewater processing and to concentrate spent CIP solutions.
Visit Caloris online or give us a call at 410-822-6900. If you wish to set up a meeting with one of our application engineers send email to

Complete Filtration Resources, Inc.

Marshfield, WI 7155023700

From design, fabrication, & controls, to installation, training & service, Complete Filtration Resources will deliver for you. When it comes to filtration systems, today's food, beverage, and dairy processors need a supplier who is experienced in the full spectrum of membrane who is already established in your industry, is innovative, yet cost effective...a supplier who can be trusted to handle the entire project. Complete Filtration Resources is the supplier who works within your budget & time constraints to deliver the membrane filtration equipment that your plant needs.

Cuddon Freeze Dry

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand 35784299

Cuddon Freeze Dry have been designing and building quality freeze dryers for since 1963. Installed globally, they are the gold standard in drying specialized dairy products.
Cuddon freeze dryers are fully compliant with dairy specifications. Easy to clean (CIP) with 2 doors allowing wet/dry zoning – you can be sure of a hygienic environment for your premium products.
With our small equipment foot print and easy integration into existing or new facilities, a Cuddon freeze dryer is low maintenance, uses clean energy, is simple to operate and cost effective.
Our turn-key solution includes build, installation, commissioning, training and 12 months warranty. If required our design team can personalize the specification to meet your bespoke needs. We provide technical support for Cuddon freeze dryers worldwide for life. Come and talk with us about your next project.

Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc.

Marshfield, WI 8002368773

Custom Fabricating & Repair is a Sanitary System Integrator for the Dairy and Food Industries. We design liquid and dry ingredient process systems with an emphasis on turn-key solutions. Our stainless steel manufacturing campus in Marshfield, Wisconsin, is the largest of its type in North America. We are ideally suited to provide expert process solutions in Cheese Production with our line of Cheese Vats, De-Wheying, Mellowing, Salting Belts, 40 lb. block formers, 640 Block & 500 lb. Barrel fill stations, Evaporation and Spray Drying expertise as well as a full line of products for the Processed Cheese industry. Our unique mix of engineering, fabrication, automation, installation and project management make CFR a great choice for your next food processing project.

Dahmes Stainless, Inc.

New London, MN 3203545711

Dahmes Stainless, Inc. is a turnkey solution serving the worldwide marketplace. Our team of over 60 employees
specializes in taking our customers’ challenging or hard to dry product, and making it affordable to dry. We do our custom manufacturing right in our New London, Minnesota shop, and are proud to be one of the largest employers in the community.
We excel in serving our customers in the following areas:
• Spray & Fluid bed Drying Systems • Evaporation Systems (including a mobile pilot evaporator) • Heat Recovery Systems • Product Removal Systems • Conveying & Packaging Equipment • Access Stairs, Platforms and Handrails • Pilot Plants • Variety of Associated Parts

GEA North America

Columbia, MD 8444322329

GEA's extensive expertise is leading the way in processing equipment and solutions for the dairy industry. GEA will be highlighting it cheese making equipment, as well as technologies that allow for low spore design, bacteria removal from whey/ whey protein concentrate, the de-fatting of whey protein concentrate, and also our specialty dryers for modified milk protein concentrate.
GEA designs, engineers and supplies complete plants, processing lines and equipment for many products including: treating raw milk into normal pasteurized milk, butter, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, infant formula, milk powder, whey and its derivatives. We also specialize in hygienic and aseptic filling lines for pasteurized, ESL and UHT milk and milk based drinks.

Gelpac, Inc.

Marieville, Quebec CANADA 8005611957

At Gelpac, we are justifiably proud of our own reputation as the supplier of the highest value product of its class. Our multiwall paper bags designed for milk powder (Whole milk, NFDM, Skim milk) and whey powder (Sweet Whey, Permeate, WPC or Lactose) were created to reduce overpacking and waste yet still provide a sturdy unit that will keep your quality products contaminant free. The ultra-resistant polyethylene liner provides superior puncture and tear resistance and can be removed from the paper bag. This barrier is also ideal for moisture control. The pinch heat seal closure with its airtight seal provides superior contamination prevention yet enjoys an easy opening feature. Furthermore, Gelpac bags are recognized for their unique customizable venting pattern that really works to your advantage. Our plants are audited yearly and meet the standards of the FDA/IMS as well as those of the AIB (American Institute of Baking) under the Food Safety/GMP guidelines.

Hydro-Thermal Corporation

Waukesha, WI 2625488900

For nearly 90 years, Hydro-Thermal Corporation has been designing and delivering ultra-precise heating solutions that optimize temperature control, increase energy efficiency, and minimize maintenance requirements. Our products are backed by a 100% performance guarantee, making us the go-to choice for facilities around the world. From our original Hydroheater®, developed in 1934, to our latest designed and engineered solutions today - as as our 3A Sanitary Hydron for Dairy, we harness the power of steam to provide you with The Perfect Temperature. Every Time.

Ivarson Inc.

Milwaukee, WI 4143510700

Ivarson, Inc. is a full-service solutions provider for the production and packaging of Butter, Spreads, Margarine, Shortening, and Cheese. Our equipment can take you from the raw material inputs to final packaging with the skillset required to produce first-class consumer or industrial products. We have the
knowledge-base and equipment design to fit both start-up plants and multinational mega plants alike, with customer service, product quality, and efficiency as our top priorities. Our product knowledge provides customers with the best resource for development and long-term strategy within the market. In addition to supplying equipment, Ivarson, Inc. has an efficient after-sales service department with high-quality service
engineers to provide high quality maintenance services and spare parts support to help you maintain your equipment’s lifespan, production output, and reliability.

Laufer Group International

Kansas City, MO 8164212233

Laufer Group International proudly serves the dairy industry as a preferred international shipping partner for global ocean and air forwarding. Laufer has the resources and expertise you expect and demand for all your exports regardless of destination.

Membrane System Specialists, Inc.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

MSS is a pioneer of integrated process technology and is recognized as an international market leader in the dairy and food industries. Since our inception in 1985, we have been at the forefront of the design, implementation and management of projects in partnership with food companies seeking to align sound process technology with long term corporate goals. At MSS, we have assembled an experienced and knowledgeable team focused on delivering sound process solutions to our customers.

MVTL Laboratries, Inc.

Oak Creek, WI 4145717076

Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories, Inc. (MVTL) has supplied quality service to our customers since 1951. We are a full-service independent, ISO accredited testing laboratory offering confidential microbiological, organic, and inorganic analyses. Analyses we perform include: Gluten, Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, Staphylococcus, water activity, proximate analyses, trans fatty acid, cholesterol, vitamins, minerals, nutrition labeling, and shelf life testing. We offer quick turnaround time, web access for retrieving results, and a client service staff ready to go the extra mile.

Powder Process-Solutions

Chanhassen, MN 9522795210

Powder-Solutions Group brings together innovative technologies and expertise to provide quality, cost effective products and service to all facets of the bulk powder handling industry. As the parent company of Powder-Solutions, Inc. and Powder Process-Solutions, Powder-Solutions Group is your single source for unique powder handling solutions. Powder-Solutions Group: The formation of the Powder-Solutions Group allows us to extend the range of products and services offered to our customers. The group currently consists of Powder-Solutions Inc. and Powder Process-Solutions. Since 1972, we have been applying engineering principles and process knowledge to food applications. Rail and truck unloading. In-Plant Conveying and Bulk Storage. Particle Size Reduction. Sifting. Weigh Batching and Blending. Dust Collection and Vacuum Cleaning. Formerly Boedecker Company, we offer components, systems and service for the food manufacturing companies (Dairy applications are served by Nu-Con Equipment).

ProLeiT Corp

Chicago, IL 3123150636

A growing range of products, high hygiene standards and the legal obligation to provide supporting documents leads to the continuous introduction of new requirements for the dairy industry. The complex production processes must be controlled, monitored and analyzed in an integral and secure manner. The
development of intelligent automation solutions for dairy industry companies demands more than just system know-how. Industry experience and knowledge about complex structures and processes in a dairy or cheese making environment are just as important. Thanks to more than 30 years of experience in process automation for milk processing companies, we know how to meet the extensive requirements of the dairy industry. Our industry-driven staff structure, consisting of highly qualified process engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists and food technologists, also deserve a special mention.
Furthermore, with our in-house developed process control system Plant iT we boast a proven solution for the integrated process automation of dairy and cheese making facilities. numerous companies, e.g. Almarai, Danone, Bauer, Müller, NÖM, Friesland Campina or Wimm-Bill-Dann, use our process control system Plant iT around the world. We have been engaged in intensive dialogue with universities, dairy associations and institutes for decades and promote knowledge transfer of process control technology, automation and MES solutions.

RELCO/Koch Separation Solutions

Wilmar, MN 3202312210

Welcome to the new RELCO, a Koch Separations Solutions company. Our decades of experience in spray drying technology and cheesemaking equipment now includes KSS (Koch Separations Solutions) industry-leading membrane filtration technology.
RELCO has always had a passion for dairy, and we put great emphasis on research and development to ensure our customers are achieving maximum yields on their high protein concentrates, such as MPC, MPI and WPC products. Today, we’re proud to say that our capabilities are expanding as our portfolio has grown to include Parvus, our pilot spray dryer series designed for R&D and small-scale production.
We believe that by combining our deep applications knowledge with our customers’ process expertise, KSS and RELCO continues to be a dedicated industry leader in spray drying, filtration, evaporation, ion exchange, cheesemaking and powder handling processes.
Explore the benefits of partnering with KSS and RELCO and find out why we are your single-source solution provider.


Cincinnati, OH 5134897811

TEMA Systems, Inc. – Manufacturer of continuous liquid/solid separating centrifuges located in Cincinnati, Ohio with shared design features offered by Siebtechnik our sister company located in Mulheim, Germany.
TEMA has been the leader in supplying USDA accepted design centrifuges for stage #2 lactose separations for over 25 years with our H-450 and H-600 Conturbex units. These units have an exceptional history of performance, reliability and clean in place (CIP) capability. More recently we have added an H-320 and an
H-700 to our line up for plants with other capacity needs.
Our Short Bowl Decanter Centrifuges (or SBDs) are the only USDA accepted decanters in the marketplace for the stage #1 position. TEMA’s unique SBD centrifuge over-hung design can directly replace older double pillow block decanters currently in use in North America and Europe without reducing the lactose crystal capture efficiency or quality. Plus, the SBD design is less expensive to operate and maintain.
More recently we have successful installations of the SBD-350 in cheese fines recovery. This new centrifuge design is based on our proven USDA lactose design and improves the cheese fine recovery with much lower moistures. This allows the end user to realize a higher grade of recovered cheese and an increase in
butter fat yield. The machine is fully CIP-able reducing labor for processing, maintenance and cleaning. Talk to our experienced process engineers about your separation needs for Stage #1 lactose, Stage 2 lactose, or other USDA product applications.

United Dairymen of Arizona

Tempe, AZ

United Dairymen of Arizona is an agricultural milk marketing cooperative incorporated in 1960. Our founding, a merger of two dairy associations, ensured a stable market for dairy producers and an adequate supply of fresh milk and dairy products of the highest possible quality for consumers. UDA membership consists of approximately 90 producers, averaging 1200 head per dairy, representing approximately 90% of the milk in the state. UDA's modern manufacturing facility in Tempe operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and produces high, medium and low heat nonfat dry milk (including vitamin fortified products), MPC, cream, butter, skim milk, condensed skim milk and lactose powder. We provide product for a cheese manufacturer on-site. UDA's plant can process 10 million pounds of milk per day, and regularly acts as a balancing plant for other processors in the region. UDA is also the largest supervised kosher milk facility in the country, capable of producing over 1000 metric tons of kosher powder within two weeks. UDA is among the few remaining full service dairy co-ops in the country. We offer our members installation, emergency repair, preventive maintenance, and transportation services along with chemical, equipment and pharmaceutical supplies.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/AMS)

Washington, DC

The mission of the Dairy Program is to facilitate the efficient marketing of milk and dairy products.
Dairy Program’s vision is to be efficient, effective, and innovative in program service delivery in the continually changing industry and government environments. Dairy Program also provides excellent customer service and industry relations with highly skilled and motivated employees.
At the Dairy Program, we recognize that our government service is a public trust for which we are all accountable. We subscribe to the following core values in our service to the dairy industry, the public, and within our own organization: cooperation, fairness, integrity, objectivity, and respect.
The AMS Dairy Program helps the U.S. dairy industry efficiently market high-quality milk and dairy products. It also ensures that U.S. consumers have access to a sufficient supply of these products at all times.

Vesper B.V.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vesper is an intelligence tool, that combines the newest technology with the traditional world of dairy. Vesper has all the information you need at the palm of your hand to make the most informed decision possible. The most innovative and fastest growing commodity intelligence tool on the market.

Volflex, Inc.

Mokena, IL 7656610917

We offer a broad range of structures that can be tailored to meet your specific needs, from efficient pro-duction and wrapping to extended shelf-life for ultimate barrier properties. So, whether it’s a 4 oz. Eastern Elgin, 1# Western Flat, chip paper or a customized configuration, Volflex can provide the wrap, with service you can count on.

WOW Logistics Company
Table-Top Exhibits

Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Lincoln, NE 4028674176

AFAN (Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska) was formed in 2005 by the leading agricultural organizations in Nebraska to support and grow the livestock industry. Growing the livestock industry adds value to Nebraska’s abundant feedstuffs and creates economic opportunities on farms and ranches and in rural communities. AFAN provides one-on-one services to producers to help them understand opportunities, works with companies to help overcome challenges, and supports the recruitment of ag-based businesses. AFAN works with our partners to inform consumers about where their food comes from. Developing a vital rural economy is the overarching goal of AFAN.

bioMerieux Inc.

Chicago, IL 2679457108

For 60 years, bioMérieux has pioneered the world of in vitro diagnostics with an unrelenting commitment to improving public health worldwide. With expertise in microbiology and access to cutting-edge science, we help you achieve your food safety and quality goals so you can protect your brand and your bottom line.

Through Predictive Diagnostics, we’re changing the way food safety and quality testing is done. At its core, Predictive Diagnostics harnesses the power of complex data to provide tangible microbiology solutions for our customers. In addition to our onsite lab solutions, our Predictive Diagnostics services include tools for thorough investigations, root cause analysis, and comprehensive environmental monitoring. Leverage metagenomics, whole genome sequencing, advanced facility mapping, and environmental monitoring training modules to pinpoint and eradicate issues that can cause costly plant shutdowns.

By utilizing customer data as a blueprint to identify and target potential issues, we’re evolving the philosophy of food safety from detect-and-respond to proactive prevention. Predictive Diagnostics adapts to any product, process, or facility, while scientific experts work closely with manufacturers to create comprehensive, customized, and efficient plans for minimizing financial and safety risk at every level of their organization. Enabling safer products and consumers ultimately protects brand reputation and shields manufacturers from liability and compliance concerns.

Be a game changer with us. Learn more about our food safety and quality portfolio at

Burghart Messtechnik

Cheese Market News

Madison, WI 6088316002

Cheese Market News is the leading voice of the cheese and dairy/deli business! Our comprehensive coverage includes: market trends, daily pricing/futures activity, legislation, news/business analysis, emerging opportunities, plant expansions and profiles, new products, events, personnel changes, guest columnists, Retail WATCH, Packaging Progress, Ingredient Innovation and our annual Market Directory and Key Players.

Condetta GmbH & Co. KG

Halle, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany 689758621

CONDETTA is your Innovation and Supply Chain Partner providing food ingredient compounds with technical service for the production of dairy products. Being part of the Storck Group, a German based multinational company and amongst the Top 10 Confectionary manufacturers globally, ensures we have the resources to fulfil your needs on a global reach with a local touch.

Please join us at the Table-Top exhibit No 8 for a taste session where you can try delicious concept samples such as nutritional milk beverages and indulgent dairy desserts. For more information, please visit our website or reach out directly to or +34 689 758621 for a meeting or any request.

Eurofins North American Foods Division

Mounds View, MN 2676670015

Eurofins US Food Testing Division consists of a network of commercial testing laboratories strategically located throughout the United States. With the most comprehensive portfolio of food safety testing services in the industry, our scientific staff has years of experience with a broad range of laboratory testing methods from wet chemistry to Real-time Quantitative PCR to microbiological analyses. Our goal is to be the bioanalytical testing company of choice for the US food, feed, petfood, animal health, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The strength of our network lies in a commitment to outstanding client service, high quality standards and scientific excellence. Our scientific and client service staffs partner with our clients to find the most cost effective and complete analytical solutions to meet their food safety testing needs.

Marriott Walker Corporation

Birmingham, MI 2486446868

A leader in our field, Marriott Walker Corporation has been designing and installing evaporators and spray driers for the dairy and food industries since 1958. Our proud history of customer loyalty and satisfaction reflects Marriott Walker Corporation's commitment to engineering quality products, which will not only satisfy the processing needs of your company today but will grow with the demands of tomorrow.

NewInsights / Vyla

Centennial, CO 3038882415

With over 200 years of cross-industry experience in technology and product innovation, our team has a strong reputation for practical problem solving and superior customer support.

Recent additions to our team add deep domain expertise in Animal Production, Dairy, and Indoor Agriculture.

Our focus on data cleansing, anomaly detection, and predictive/ prescriptive analytics helps convert our customers’ aggregated data into truly meaningful and actionable intelligence for better business outcomes.

SEATAC Packaging

Puyallup, WA

SeaTac Packaging is your partner for packaging solutions! SeaTac Packaging manufactures Sewn Open Mouth (SOM), Pinch Bottom Open Mouth (PBOM) and Pasted Open Mouth (POM) multiwall bags with poly liners. SeaTac Packaging's Vision is finding better ways to protect products and the planet. SeaTac Packaging's mission is to partner with our customers to ethically manufacture the highest quality, most innovative, sustainable packaging solutions. Together we strive to serve the world.

Founded in 1994, independently owned and operated, as a long-term value-added partner we can help you expand in both domestic and international markets with bags designed and manufactured to meet domestic and export standards. SeaTac Packaging's facilities are GFSI certified, we would be happy to schedule a plant tour with you, please contact us at

Unitrans International Inc.

Lutherville Timonium, MD 7609135527

International Freight Forwarder and NVOCC with competitive ocean freight rates focused on dairy markets.