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BEST in Baking Award Winner

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

ChemxWorks receives Top Honors for BEST in Baking Sanitation 2019 and Equipment Sustainability for the second time.

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IBIE and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Announce 2019 BEST in Baking Top Honors

August 11, 2019

Program recognizes leading exhibitors and suppliers driving progress in the baking industry

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, in partnership with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, is pleased to announce the 2019 BEST in Baking Program top honors and qualifiers who will be recognized and celebrated during the triennial trade show September 7-11, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Launched in 2010, the BEST in Baking was originally developed to recognize suppliers who demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. This year’s IBIE BEST in Baking program has been expanded to recognize both suppliers and bakers who have demonstrated excellence in the industry’s most paramount topics including sanitation, product innovation, and workforce development. This prestigious program demonstrates IBIE’s commitment to recognizing leadership within the industry and its dedication to supporting the growth and wellbeing of talented suppliers and bakers around the world.

“IBIE offers the optimal platform and opportunity to celebrate innovation, best business practices, and forward-thinking leadership,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “The companies recognized as 2019’s BEST in Baking qualifiers are leaders in category excellence. They are shining examples of what we can achieve as an industry and we are honored to highlight their work and achievements. We look forward to the future as we bring industry-defining innovation to the forefront and elevate important issues such as sustainability and workforce development.”

“Innovation is what drives the baking industry—in equipment, plant efficiency, processes, management and how we address global issues impacting our businesses,” commented Chris Luke, Group Publisher, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, part of BNP Media’s Food & Beverage Group. “As an industry we are resourceful, creative and inspired. The companies being acknowledged are truly leading the growth of the baking industry. We are proud to partner with IBIE on this initiative and we extend our congratulations to this prestigious group of qualifiers.”

Top Honors and qualifiers will be showcased in the BEST in Baking Lounge located in the Grand Concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where show attendees can learn more about the winners.

The 2019 BEST in Baking qualifiers and tops honors are:


Cargill | Booth# 451 — TOP HONORSBay State Milling | Booth# 7723Ciranda | Booth# 1073Corbion | Booth # 6049DuPont Nutrition & Health | Booth# 5015Holton Food Products | Booth# 232Manildra Group USA | Booth# 2036Palsgaard | Booth# 7389Renmatix | Booth# 212


Heuft/Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co. KG | Booth# 7737—TOP HONORSAir Management Technologies, Inc. | Booth# 6880Bakery Concepts International | Booth# 2735Hayon Manufacturing Corp. | Booth# 936Houdijk Holland | Booth# 7767, 7883Intralox | Booth# 6029Mecatherm (M-TA Oven) | Booth# 6437Mecatherm (M-NS Divider) | Booth# 6437Varimixer | Booth# 4063Topos Modial | Booth# 4931


Handi-Foil | Booth# 6816—TOP HONORS


Flexibake | Booth# 2354—TOP HONORSThymly Products | Booth# 4503—TOP HONORSFocus Works | Booth# 5269Harvest Food Solutions | Booth# 2011


ChemxWorks | Booth# 5361—TOP HONORSFlexco (Novitool Aero Splice Press) | Booth# 7253—TOP HONORSGoodway Technologies | Booth# 2005—TOP HONORSKLEANZ (Nexcor Food Safety Technologies) | Booth# 5250—TOP HONORSBabb Group | Booth# 5681Best Sanitizers | Booth# 2277Flexco (FGP Food Grade Precleaner) | Booth# 7253Formost Fuji | Booth# 6026Koenig Bakery Systems | Booth# 5889VMI | Booth# 2605, 6779

Workforce Development:

More Than a Bakery—TOP HONORSMain Street Gourmet—TOP HONORSNummies Bakery

Product Innovation/High-Volume Bakery:

Alpha Baking Co.—TOP HONORSCraftMark Bakery—TOP HONORS

Product Innovation/Wholesale Bakery, Intermediate:

Just Desserts—TOP HONORS

Product Innovation / Retail Bakery:

Victoria’s Sugar Shack—TOP HONORSLa Canasta Mexican Food Product Inc.Sweet Life Specialty Foods

Special thank you to the BEST in Baking panel of judges: Len Heflich, Founder, Innovation for Success, LLC; Mike Pierce, President, The Austin Co.; Tim Ramsey, Senior Director, Procurement and Commercialization Hearthside Food Solutions; and Gina Reo, President, Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC. Each participating judge has expertise in baking industry best practices and innovation.

Join us at IBIE 2019 to celebrate all the BEST in Baking top honors and qualifiers and to connect with baking industry professionals from every segment and in every role. Visit www.IBIE2019.comfor more information and to register to connect with the global baking community.


About IBIE: IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 1,000,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8-11, 2019, with a full day of education on September 7.

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