MFG Day 2020

3 Unique Resources to Make MFG Day Fun

Friday is national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) — a day set aside each year to show the reality of modern manufacturing and encourage the next generation to consider a manufacturing career.

Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, MFG DAY is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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How to Choose the Best Meat Slicer

Choosing the best meat slicer for your application can be tricky.

Don’t believe me? Jump on Google and do a quick search for “meat slicers”. You’ll end up getting over 8.6 MILLION results — almost all claiming to be the best meat slicer you can buy.

So how do you choose the best meat slicer for your needs?

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Fusion Tech Makes a Substantial Donation to Local Food Pantries

Investing in our local community is a high priority here at Fusion Tech.

As a business that started local and stayed local, we know it’s our responsibility to step up and help our community, especially in times of crisis.

It’s why we made the decision at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to donate $5 for every COVID-19 Guard we sold to local food pantries.

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Is Sanitation Fogging Right For Your Facility?

The spread of COVID-19 has left many food processors trying to find fast and efficient ways to disinfect their facilities.

Wiping down every surface by hand with a CDC and EPA approved disinfectant is extremely costly, both in purchasing chemicals and in redirecting the labor force to spend time cleaning.

To combat those costs, many food processors have turned to the process of sanitation fogging to apply disinfectants in a large area.

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Fusion Tech Donates to Local Food Pantries

Giving back to our local community is a core value here at Fusion Tech.

As a company that started local and stayed local, we feel a responsibility to invest back into the communities surrounding us — to help improve the quality of life and keep our communities safe and healthy.

That’s why we made the decision two weeks ago to donate $5 of the sale of every COVID-19 Guard we sold to food pantries in our area.

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Fusion Tech Commits to Helping Local Food Pantries

Keeping people fed is part of our business.

As a manufacturer of food processing equipment, Fusion Tech is part of the critical supply chain that keeps our country fed — a responsibility we take seriously, especially now during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

That’s why we’ve committed to helping stock our local food pantries to provide for those in need.

For each COVID-19 Guard we sell to food processing companies, we will donate $5 of the proceeds to our local food pantries.

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Fusion Tech Helps Donate Intubation Boxes to McDonough District Hospital

As a business that started and stayed local, we believe it’s essential to give back to our community, especially in crazy and uncertain times like this.

We are happy to announce that this week, we were able to donate the plexiglass used to build an intubation box for McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.

The project was spearheaded by Jacob Bentz, son of Fusion Tech owners Kathy and Brandon Bentz, and friend Alec Thompson.

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8 Tested Ways to Help Prevent COVID-19 in Food Processing

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak makes its way across the country, food processors are asking an important question: how do I prevent a confirmed case from showing up in my food processing plant?

That’s a question every food processor, from the largest in the country down to the local butcher shop, should be asking.

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Fusion Tech Open with Revised Hours

On Saturday, March 21, Fusion Tech was declared a critical supply chain component for the food processing industry.

Due to this announcement, we will reopen on Tuesday, March 24 with revised business hours.

Customers can contact our offices from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, during the shelter-in-place order.

We are taking extensive safety measures based on all CDC and WHO recommendations, protocols, and Government regulations, including:

  • Staggering employee start times by department
  • Using one employee entrance so testing can happen every day
  • Employees who are not necessary for manufacturing to happen will be working from home
  • Limiting access to our facilities for all non-employees

These measures will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Fusion Tech and allow us to meet customer orders during the outbreak.

All employees will be contacted by phone today about their department start time and where they need to report for mandatory testing. Please do NOT enter through any door you choose. 

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Fusion Tech Declared a Critical Industry and Will Reopen

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Fusion Tech received word that we are a critical supply chain component for the food processing industry.

Due to this announcement, we will tentatively reopen on Tuesday, March 24.

Extensive safety measures will be put in place that adhere to all CDC and WHO recommendations, protocols, and Government regulations.

We are advising all employees to wait for a company wide announcement on Monday before making any decisions that might affect their ability to return to work.