Food processing and packaging equipment supplier Reiser said it opened a 6,600-square-foot Customer Center at its Canton, Mass., headquarters.

"Reiser has a long history of providing the highest levels of customer support," said John McIsaac, vice president of strategic business development. "Our new Customer Center is one more way that we can help processors develop the best solution for their particular application."

McIsaac said customers can use the new facility to test the company's full line of equipment including ...

... Vemag stuffers, depositors, extruders, coextruders and dough dividers;
... Holac dicers, slicers and cutting equipment;
... AMFEC mixers, blenders, tumblers, massagers and macerators;
... Fomaco injectors, tenderizers, bring mixers and tanks;
... Seydelmann bowl cutters and choppers, mixers, grinders and mixing grinders;
... Ross tray sealers for case-ready and modified atmosphere packaging;
... Repak horizontal form/fill/seal machines;
... Supervac automatic vacuum chamber packaging machines.

McIsaac said the Customer Center features a customizable processing room with space to run individual machines or even fully automated lines. It also features a complete test kitchen for preparing, cooking and sampling finished product.

"This facility allows product to be processed under the same conditions found in most top-of-the-line meat plants in the industry," said McIsaac. "It also includes modern conference rooms for meetings and training, as well as comfortable work stations for visitors."