And the Winner Is? By Katie Schauer Baltimore Maryland – May 18, 2017 In celebration of 20 years in business, InSource Solutions held a contest from November 2016 to the end of April 2017 offering a lucky client $45,000 worth of Wonderware industrial automation and operations software and InSource services. The idea behind the contest was to help a continuous improvement minded organization enhance their operations. The project scope could have targeted any of InSource’s sweet spots: quality, operational efficiency, energy management, asset utilization, workforce optimization, process visualization, or compliance. The winner would also have to dedicate time to help scope the project and be willing to publicly share their success with those who will want to follow in their footsteps. With 9 semi-finalists, InSource had the difficult task of reducing the applicants down to a final 3. “Not everyone can be a winner, but we certainly appreciate the time and effort that all the applicants put in to submitting their entries,” said Ann Croom, President and co-founder of InSource Solutions. “There were some really interesting and unique opportunities that we came across.” Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, one of the nation’s largest coffee companies, based in Suffolk, Virginia with several facilities located throughout the country, was chosen as the winner. “Winning the InSource Extreme Factory Makeover contest will allow us to tackle some of the projects we currently don’t have time for. It will allow us to work with the experts at InSource to help us increase our operational efficiency and productivity,” said Natalia Suarez Director, Application Development and Support at Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA. The project will kick off at the end of June, and will be documented by InSource to allow the outside world a peek at how they transform this factory into a more efficient and profitable business. About InSource Solutions: InSource Solutions (www.insource.solutions) is an organization committed to the revitalization of manufacturing in America. We exist to make manufacturers more productive & profitable. InSource provides tailored, scalable solutions that integrate technology with management systems and continuous improvement tools to ensure that you achieve and then sustain success, however you define it. The world of modern manufacturing is complex. Our product & services offerings allow you to simplify it. About Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA: Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is among the nation’s largest coffee roasters, with nationally-recognized brands including Hills Bros.® Coffee, Chock full o’Nuts®, Segafredo Zanetti® Coffee and Espresso, Kauai Coffee®, MJB®, Chase & Sanborn®, and Hills Bros.® Cappuccino. The company produces proprietary and private label coffee, tea, and drink mix for customers in retail and food service channels, as well as in the workplace, throughout North America and around the world. In addition, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA franchises Chock full o’Nuts® Coffee Shops and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso® Cafés. Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, comprised of nearly 50 companies operating in over 100 countries. For more information, visit: www.mzb-usa.com.