Willy Wonka's "pure imagination" inspires me to make the most of my time inside food plants and here at the tinker shop.
Willy Wonka first struck me as darkly mysterious, the way Roald Dahl originally intended. My wife, on the other hand, considered the candy maker a quirky inventor. Left to my own preferences, I never would have allowed my children to be exposed to the harsh vetting process he required of his would-be successors: shot like a torpedo through a tube; injestion of a strange allergen that left its victim bloated and blue; or floating into a trap that sucked people into whirling blades.
Our kids wouldn't be deprived of the Wonka magic, though. My outlook began to sweeten during the reintroduction. By then our children had the Gene Wilder version permanently installed in the video player, stuck like Augustus Gloop in a pneumatic tube.
Are Spiral Chutes a safe way to convey food? Consumers rightly demand that what we eat is handled safely. The short and definite answer is yes, a Spiral Chute -- as designed and manufactured by Stevenson Company -- is an ideal method to safely move product.
Standards change for the better, and Stevenson Company is leading the way with cleanable, food-safe materials and workmanship. Spiral Chutes are compliant with regulations set forth by the United States government. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration has detailed codes to ensure sanitary practices, the latest being the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The full text is available online, but to simplify we narrowed down the sections relevant to Spiral Chutes; below we address how FDA standards are met:
When you partner with Stevenson Company, you have hired a safe and capable crew. We are often called upon to perform maintenance: The most dangerous jobs inside food plants. Wonka machines can be fascinating….until you’re inside one. Recognizing that, our company is committed to safety awareness and education.
Bartlett and West commissioned artist George Hart to design a sculpture for their downtown park. We at Stevenson Company were tickled to get to work with such a creative team. We have been working with the engineers and mathematician since September. The project culminated in the final installation late last week.
Stevenson Company is honored to support our veterans. We are fortunate to be associated with Sergeant Tegan Robinson. Sgt Robinson began his career at Stevenson Company in 2008. His skills, dedication, and sparkling personality quickly earned him a place in the apprenticeship program.
The following year he enlisted with the National Guard. Training was suspended while Sgt Robinson was deployed overseas for several months. Managers, supervisors, coworkers gratefully covered for him while he protected our freedoms. We appreciate the values, leadership, and unique skills that he brought upon his return. Sgt Robinson recently signed on for another six years in the military, and we couldn’t be more proud. We continue to support our country’s Service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war. Thank you to Sgt Tegan Robinson and all the veterans of this great country.
On July 15, 2015, Mars Incorporated announced that they would be investing $100 million in an expansion of the Topeka Mars plant. This expansion will result in 70 new jobs.
Stevenson Company recently held an open house for our customers and friends. Joe was master of the grill and the rest of the team helped with everything else. We were excited to see everyone come out to enjoy some great food and great company.
Small Business Week winds down with a news feature by the local CBS affiliate. The past few days have been a pleasant blur of meeting new people and old friends. We are a finalist for the Capital City Business of Distinction Award, with winner to be announced next week....Stay tuned.
If you have about three minutes, check out this link to the story with video.
Delivering whole, complete product is more important than meets the eye. The size and shape of kibble is designed purposefully, to maximize palatability, proper digestion, and tartar control. WebMD reports that 50% larger kibble reduces plaque by 42%. Stevenson Company, a trusted partner in the food industry, manufactures a Spiral Chute that delivers kibble in pristine condition, to be used as it was intended and tested.
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Stevenson Company, Inc. is a metal contractor that specializes in stainless steel spiral chutes for industrial settings. Spiral chutes surpass other letdown methods: stainless steel, all-welded construction, sanitary, easy to clean design, gently and quickly move product, reduce product breakage, efficient use of space, no maintenance required on spiral chutes, long term cost savings. We help with your storage bins, hoppers, cyclones, platforms, ladders, stairs, lids, tanks, brackets, or any sheet metal fabrication you need.