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Open By Appointment Only

Open By Appointment OnlyOur customer service counter is open by appointment only. We are reducing person-to-person contact to ensure continued healthy services inside food plants. We lack waiting areas or adequate meeting space for distancing, so we ask that you place inquiries via telephone and orders via email. Until there is zero percent chance of disease transmission, walk-in access is suspended. Delivery and pick-up drivers are encouraged to schedule these events in advance. 

Preventing Food Safety Issues in Manufacturing

mirror spiralOne of the most common causes of food safety problems is the sanitary design of manufacturing equipment, or the lack thereof. Food manufacturers can save significant money if they invest right the first time in sanitary equipment. A Stevenson Spiral Chute is especially catered to these concerns. Ways that the Stevenson Spirals help maintain food sanitation are:

No Nooks, cracks and crevices – a spiral has one fluid design that minimizes hard to clean cracks and crevices that can harbor bacteria

Equipment feet – equipment should be designed with the minimum required number of legs to reduce harborage possibilities. Stevenson spirals stand on one solid stainless steel mount

Flat surfaces – plants should minimize flat surfaces, especially in wash-down areas where microorganisms are easily transferred by water. All angles on the equipment must be curved or rounded. The Stevenson Spiral is built curvier than a Dr. Birx chart.

Equipment finishes – Stainless steel surfaces accommodate effective cleaning and eliminate any chance of bacterial survival.

Stainless Steel Soap

steel soapPeople are focusing on hygiene more than ever. Cleaning products are flying off the shelves, particularly soap. Did you know that there is such a thing as stainless steel soap?

Stainless steel is known for being a sanitary solution, which is why it’s used in hospitals, food plants and other environments where sanitation is of the utmost importance. So why not turn it into soap? Now, I don’t mean soap in the regular sense like the kind you use to wash your hands after going to the loo. Stainless steel soap is basically a piece of stainless steel formed into the shape of a soap bar.

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Stevenson Company Delivers Essential Products, Services, and Personnel During Pandemic

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed food processors part of the critical infrastructure required to continue operations during this national emergency. The officials specifically name “food manufacturers and their supplier employees” as essential. As a result, Stevenson business operations remain open to continue to provide products and services to its customers during this challenging time.

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How to Support Employees in the Reserve and National Guard

Tegan RobinsonThe National Guard has been activated to help combat the coronavirus. They will build hospitals, deliver medical supplies, and augment local agencies during this national emergency. We have a favorite warrior here at Stevenson Company, and asked the Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves how we could express our encouragement during possible deployment. Here are some ideas brought up by civilian employers, coworkers, and guard members themselves.

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Stevenson Company Delivers Essential Products, Services, and Personnel During Pandemic

conveyor maintenance thumbnailToday Stevenson Company Inc. president Joe Pennington assured that the company is delivering essential products, services, and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. "At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help food processors, hospitals, and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations," Pennington said.o

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COVID-19 Update: How Safe Is Your Food?

 

Person Working in Food Processing FacilityYou may be concerned about many things these days – touching your face, handshakes, your mate’s sneeze, even your coworker’s incessant whistling– but you can rest assured America has the safest food industry in the world. 

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SNAXPO Cancelled Over Virus Fears

Snaxpo 2020 has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus. Trade group SNAC International announced March 5 that the show, scheduled for March 22-24 in Charlotte, N.C., has been canceled. Rescheduling this year is a possible option, according to a statement from Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO of SNAC International.

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Joe Pennington Accepted Into Leadership Kansas

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Stevenson Company is proud to announce that its very own president, Joe Pennington, has been accepted into the Leadership Kansas class of 2020. Pennington is one of forty individuals who were chosen out of more than 600 nominations this year.

Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country.

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