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FFI MVP Series Workshop: Dedicated Facility vs. Co-Packer

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

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In this workshop, you will learn how to develop your own dedicated production facility and/or work with a co-packer to produce the lowest cost possible, with the best quality, within food safety guidelines.

Topics Covered

Selecting / developing the right production model for your business, including:

  • Shared use kitchens / manufacturing hubs
  • Dedicated facilities
  • Co-Packer

Agenda Timing

    • 9:00 – 9:30 AM – Check-in and Networking
    • 9:30 – 9:45 AM – Introductions & MVP Workshop Overview
    • 9:45 – 11:00 AM – Module / Session Content Presentations
    • 11:00 – 12:00 PM – Examples review, Q&A and wrap-up

About the Presenters

Jeremy Walker, Consolidated Construction

Jeremy has been with Consolidated Construction since 1998 and is a minority shareholder. His work in several disciplines within the company, including 13 years as a project manager, gives him a customer-focused perspective. He offers his clients unique advantages relating to value engineering, expediting, reporting, and project close out. 

Today, Jeremy focuses on business development efforts on the construction needs of food and beverage manufacturing companies. With his technical background, Jeremy is able to assist clients from pre-construction and development, through construction and start-up.

Brad Rostowfske, Food Finance Institute

Brad is a uniquely qualified professional in the areas of innovation, new product development, marketing and engineering, with demonstrated accomplishments in consumer products brands and business to business new product development, marketing, engineering management, integrated systems design and cross functional management. He is recognized as a consumer- and customer-focused strategic marketer and engineer who delivers business results by leading, motivating and facilitating effective cross functional teams and organizational alignment to develop and launch innovative market- and manufacturing-based solutions.

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About This Series

The MVP Series workshops focus on accounting, sales, marketing, and operations to help you scale and grow your business. These are provided through our Fellows Program, which is supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).


May 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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