Minor Ingredient Handling System in Fort Worth, TX
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Ingredient Handling System: Mrs Baird's Bakery in Fort Worth, TX
Bakery Automates Minor Ingredient Addition
Bread baking techniques have changed greatly since
Stone Age man crushed wheat into flour, then baked his loaves on hot stones.
Today's bakery is highly automated and one good example of this is the Mrs
Baird's Bread plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth plant has been in full
production since June 1992.
In business since 1908,
Mrs Baird's Bakeries, Inc is the largest
family-owned bakery in the United States. In eleven bakeries throughout the
state of Texas, the company produces over 150 different bread and cake products.
Throughout the entire product line, two characteristics are paramount-quality
The new plant, adjacent to
Fort Worth's south freeway cake plant, replaced a 75-year-old plant downtown.
"From the start, our design of the plant was product driven rather than
technology driven," explained Mrs Baird's Project Engineer David Pait.
"Automation was important because it could provide the consistency we wanted.
Consequently we were able to put more science into the art of baking."
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