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Wisconsin IFT April Event 2012

Save the Date!

  April 17, 2012 


Sturm Foods Facility Tour - Manawa, WI


Sign-up deadline is Friday, April 13.


Cost is $20 to register (payable at the door by cash or check.)  NEW! Credit card payment is now available for advance purchases.  Please let Beth Ann know you wish to pay by credit card when you RSVP.

CAR POOL INFORMATION: Please contact Kesha Hopp at  kesha.hopp@tateandlyle.com.  Carpooling will be organized from Milwaukee, Madison and possibly IL.



April Meeting - Tuesday, April 17

 Sturm Foods Collage




Registration begins - 5:30pm

Tour & Q&A - 6pm

Dinner catered by Subway - 7pm



Sturm Foods

1250 Industrial Lane  

Manawa, WI  54949  

tel: 920-596-2511
800-34-STURM (800-347-8876)  

 View on Map and Get Directions 




From Rockford/Beloit 

Take I-90 north to the Portage area where you will exit on I-39 (Highway 51). Continue north on I-39 to Plainfield. Exit I-39 onto Highway 73 East through Plainfield. Just on the east side of Plainfield exit onto Country Trunk P (left turn). Follow County Trunk P to Highway 22 (stop sign) and then turn left onto highway 22. Follow Highway 22 all the way to Manawa, about 28 miles.


From Chicago/Milwaukee 

Take 294 bypass north around Chicago. Take I-94 west up to Milwaukee, where you will pick up the 894 West bypass. Take 894 to US-45 north. Take US-45 to US-41 north to Appleton. Exit onto US-10 west. Continue on to Weyauwega, (25 miles) where you will exit to the right on highway 110. Travel north on 110 for 6 miles until intersecting with Highway 22/54. Make a right turn onto 22/54. After 3 miles, highway 22 will split from 54, heading north. Turn left and drive into downtown Manawa (5 miles).

RSVP to Beth Ann Nylander at bnylander@kraftfoods.com.  Let her know if you will be paying by credit card in advance or by cash or check at the door. 






Upcoming Event


UW-La Crosse 16th Annual Symposium on Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology 


Friday, April 27 


For program and registration information, please click on the link.  


 pdf file of Program Agenda  


Radisson Center - Downtown, La Crosse, WI 


Do you have any ideas or suggestions for meeting locations or topics?  We would love to here them!  As we try to make WIFT a strong resource for continued education in the food industry, we need to hear from you what is important.  Please email your comments to Caryl Beal, WIFT Web Editor, at caryl@dempseycorporation.com.

We hope to see you at the April Manufacturing Facility Tour!




Wisconsin IFT 

This is a plant tour!

GMP and Non-Disclosure

Sturm Foods requires that all visitors follow Good Manufacturing Practices.  You can download a copy of their dress code and a non-disclosure agreement by clicking the link above.


This is a rare opportunity to tour in a manufacturing facility! 




Featured Facility

Sturm Foods Logo

Sturm Foods, Inc. manufactures dry grocery products for retail and foodservice industries. The company specializes in various dry product categories, such as hot cereals, organic and natural products, sugar free drink mix sticks, sugar free 12 quart drink mixes, and hot cocoa and cappuccino. It offers hot cereals, cappuccino and hot cocoa mixes, milk modifiers, baking cocoa, instant nonfat dry milk, puddings and gelatins, grits, creamy rice, and dessert mixes; and sugar free drink mixes, organic products, cocoa, grits, hot wheat cereal, drink mixes, sugar based drink mixes, and drink sticks. The company also provides private label manufacturing services; contract packaging services, which include cartons, pouches, microwavable cups, composite canisters, plastic canisters, 1/5-ounce to 2-ounce sticks/packets, and bulk packs. Sturm Foods, Inc. was formerly known as A.Sturm and Sons, Inc. The company was founded in 1905 and is based in Manawa, Wisconsin. It has additional offices in China and the United Kingdom. As of March 2, 2010, Sturm Foods, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Treehouse Foods Inc.


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