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Bill Cummins Joins Hughes Equipment as Sales Manager for Northwest


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Hughes Equipment Promotes Lisa Adam, Hires Cathy Hughes


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Visit Hughes at United Fresh 2016
Check out Hughes Equipment's line of Fresh Market solutions during United Fresh 2016, the 3-day expo of the United Fresh Produce Association. We'll be at booth 2435 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Financing for Exported Food Processing Equipment
Hughes Equipment Company offers financing with attractive terms for equipment and parts installed outside the U.S.

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Project Experts Solution Now Representing Hughes Equipment for Food Processing Systems Sales, Service in the Middle East
Hughes Equipment Company’s food processing systems and equipment is now available to food processors in the Middle East via Project Experts Solution, GmbH.

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Hughes Equipment Names Russell Schlager Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Russ Schlager has joined Hughes Equipment Company as vice president of worldwide sales.

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Water Sustainability in Food Processing: Tackling the Big 3—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Drought or not, we know that water conservation has been a bottom line issue for food processors, and sustainability goals are further driving the need to implement innovative water conservation approaches.

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Hughes Equipment Company White Paper Shows Best Practices for Food Processors to Deal with Water Shortages
Now more than ever, food growers and processors need to prepare for shifting market pressure and enhanced sustainability best practices, including water-saving equipment and processes, to ensure continued productivity, efficiency and profitability, according to a Hughes Equipment Company white paper that looks at the impacts of water challenges on agriculture and food processing.

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Hughes Participating in California League of Food Processors Expo
Hughes Equipment will display at the Feb. 18-19 food processing expo of the California League of Food Processors.

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Hughes Equipment Introduces Facility Performance Audits
Hughes Equipment has introduced a proprietary process that helps customers identify and address opportunities to bring their food processing plants to peak performance.

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Todd Belz promoted to Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Todd Belz has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for food processing equipment manufacturer Hughes Equipment Company of Columbus, Wis.

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Report Reviews Plant Breeding's Impact on Food Processing Equipment
Food processing equipment manufacturers are increasingly under pressure to alter designs of large-scale machinery to accommodate new varieties of fruits and vegetables developed through plant breeding. At the same time, increased consumer demand for fresh market, organic and ethnic produce is creating a need for more flexible and smaller versions of standard food processing equipment, and for equipment that handles crops more gently and that, at times, involves more field trash.

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Hughes Equipment Introduces Fresh Husker, Fresh Cutter
Hughes Equipment has introduced the Fresh Husker and the Fresh Cutter, two pieces of food processing equipment ideal for fresh market and fresh frozen corn processing, as well as lower volume operations.

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Hughes Announces Equipment Leasing, Credit Card Acceptance
Hughes Equipment now offers equipment leasing and credit card acceptance for its food processing equipment and parts.

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Seed Corn Processor Nearly Doubles Throughput With New Version of Hughes Equipment Air Cleaners
Hughes Equipment Company has introduced an air cleaner for removing silk and field trash from seed corn — a machine that can significantly increase throughput in seed corn processing operations.

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Lund, Blackthorne Partners 
Combine to Purchase Hughes Company
March 10, 2014 – Hughes Company, a Columbus, Wis.-based manufacturer and international distributor of stainless steel equipment for the food processing industry, has been acquired by Blackthorne Partners Ltd., and former Trostel, Ltd., executive Ross Lund, who has become president and chief executive officer of the company.

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Upcoming Trade Shows
MWFPA Convention Dec. 2-4, 2014, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; ASTA Seed Expo, Dec. 9-12, Chicago; NWFP Conference, Jan. 12-15, 2015, Oregon

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Mixed Vegetable Distribution System with Single Stage Dumpers
The Mixed Vegetable Distribution System is used to evenly, efficiently and continuously produce a mixture of whatever variety and quantity of vegetables the customer needs to combine depending on type of product. Our newest mixed vegetable models come with different cluster breaker and volumetric feeder options depending on the type of product. Hughes also designs and manufactures tote dumpers with several different options depending on the customer's requirements.

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