Monday, February 1, 2016

Advantage - NEM

It was recently brought to our attention that with all of our products and innovation, our greatest competitive advantage is the versatility of our machines. Dating back to the origins of NEM, our ‘better method’ has always included the ability to handle a wide variety of container shapes and sizes. Our customers can’t always invest in separate machines to run numerous production lines. They need machines that can easily and quickly change over to different products and different containers and/or caps. We are often told that other machines have a limited range of the sizes, shapes and styles of containers they can handle.

The versatility of NEM machines is unsurpassed. Frequently, when faced with an unusual range of containers, or new shapes and sizes, we have a standard model that will work. Other times, we can make some minor design changes that makes it happen for the customer. This underscores another of NEM’s competitive advantages and our core competency, our full Engineering Dept.

NEM was founded by packaging engineers and continues to invest heavily in R&D to be a true leader in the packaging machinery industry. Our team reviews our customers’ needs and determines exactly what will be the right machine for their specific application. We don’t try to sell a ‘one machine fits all applications’ solution. Because, quite frankly, it doesn’t work and it’s not what’s best for the customer. And don’t let anyone tell you that our machines are too complicated because of their versatility. The beauty of our versatility is what keeps our customers coming back again and again for more machines. It’s not complicated, it’s easy and flexible and we would be more than happy to show you how easy it is to be versatile. We can’t promise to ‘do it all’, but we can promise to do more than our competition. Which is why so many companies have standardized on NEM machinery.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Solution for Companies Using HPP (High Pressure Processing)

HPP, high pressure processing is growing in popularity. It is an effective means for destroying harmful microbes and bacteria without the use of heat. It allows food processors an alternative to heat pasteurization. The method requires the filled and capped product to be placed into high pressure chambers that are filled with a fluid and pressurized. At the end of the pressurization, the product (usually plastic bottles) is re-introduced to the production line. Currently, there is only one company that offers a means to effectively re-introduce the product without the use of human labor. That company is New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM).

NEM is known for their packaging machinery engineering prowess. They have developed a machine that will automate the integration of the plastic bottles back into the production line. If you are considering HPP to destroy the harmful microbes and bacteria without destroying beneficial vitamins, minerals and flavor, you need to learn more about how NEM can help in your production line. Call us today at (941) 755-5550.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Your Company’s Values & Ethics Start With You

If you want to work for a company that deals honestly and ethically with everyone, it has to start with you. Look at the manner at which you approach your work, duties, and responsibilities. Are you always giving 100%? Do you cut corners occasionally? Do you overlook things because it is easier than correcting them? Do you spend company time on personal matters (such as surfing the internet)? It is easy to make excuses for what seems like a minor thing. However, if you add up each and every minor infraction and times it by the number of employees in the company, it is suddenly a ‘big thing’.

The ethics and values of a company must be practiced by every employee, every minute of every day. If you want your company to be a company you can be proud to work at, become an employee that reflects that attitude in all you do, all day long. Make 2016 the year for improving your own personal performance. If we all improve by just 10%, collectively our companies will improve exponentially, and we will all benefit as a result.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Make Your Travel Plans Now for Open House 2016!

The Tampa Bay Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Open House is coming soon. February 22-26, 2016 is the week we will all open our doors for tours of our facilities. Make your reservations now to travel to the Tampa Bay, Florida area to see over a dozen different packaging machinery manufacturers. You can visit the manufacturing plants of unscramblers, cappers, orienters, lidders, pump placers, fillers, labelers, case packers, form, fill and seal machines, check weighers and more! The plants are all located in the Tampa Bay area within a one hour’s drive of each other.

New England Machinery, Inc. is proud to be a part of this great opportunity. Our plant will be open for visitors to see us in action building the best machines for your packaging lines. February is the ‘busy’ tourist season in Florida, so don’t wait to make your reservations. Call us at (941) 755-5550 for information on local accommodations and attractions. Or visit our website at www.neminc.com for a copy of our Visitor’s Guide. For more information on the other companies involved in the Open House week visit www.tampabaypackaging.com

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Welcome to 2016!

We hope you are as excited about the start of a new year of opportunities as we are. We have great plans for 2016. Have you plotted out your new year and determined what changes you want to make and challenges you want to surmount? If not, it’s not too late to do it now.

2016 can be a banner year for your company, but it will require planning to get it right. Put a plan in place and then start right in on the execution. Don’t wait until you ‘have more time’ to work on this. You will never ‘find the time’, you have to make the time. There is no obstacle you cannot overcome if you are determined to do so. Some obstacles just take more creative methods to resolve. So start off 2016 by being proactive and creative and shake up something wonderful for your business.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Holiday Season!!

On behalf of all of us at New England Machinery, Inc. we wish a Very Happy Holiday Season to All! May you experience joy, warmth and peace this holiday season. We hope you can spend time with your loved ones, create special memories, share family traditions and start some new ones!

We also wish you all a Happy 2016 filled with good health and happiness. May 2016 bring you enough challenges to keep you engaged, enough new beginnings to keep you hopeful, and enough love to keep you comforted.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Tampa Bay Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Open House is Back!!

Starting Monday, February 22 through Friday, February 26, 2016, a consortium of packaging machinery manufacturers are all hosting an Open House at our plants. Over a dozen different companies that all manufacture packaging machinery will be opening our doors to visitors to watch us as we work.

Plan now to spend a week in sunny Florida in the middle of winter and see the manufacturing plants of all the equipment you may need for your packaging lines. The companies hosting the Open House include New England Machinery, who manufactures unscramblers, cappers, orienters, lidders, pluggers, scoop feeders, pump placers, spout inserters, hopper elevators and much more. Other companies manufacture labelers, fillers, check weighers, cartoners, form, fill and seal, case packers, and more. The manufacturers are all located in the Tampa Bay area within an hour’s drive of one another.

Give us a call for more information on the Open House, local accommodations and events at (941) 755-5550. Or visit the website at: www.tampabaypackaging.com. We look forward to seeing you this winter. Plan early to get the best accommodations!

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.