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Alicia Sweet Hupp - Celebrating 40 Years!
Happy 40 Year Anniversary!

On June 21, 1982, Alicia Sweet Hupp began what was certainly one of the most defining journeys of her life- working for Sweet Manufacturing Company! Over the next several years, she worked in a variety of departments, gaining an understanding of all aspects of the business, and leading her to become the well rounded and inspiring President and CEO she is today.

Alicia brings joy and excitement to our workplace. Her unique personality and inspiring servant leadership are among the many reasons for Sweet's ongoing success. She brings years of experience and is always focusing on doing the right thing for employees, customers, and the community.

Alicia is proud to continue the legacy of Sweet Manufacturing Company, originally founded by her father, W. Dean Sweet, in 1955. Her experience and leadership are a great blessing to everyone who's life she's touched. Congratulations, Alicia, on your 40 years with the firm!
Julio Contreras - New AFIA Board Member!
Julio Contreras, Vice President of Sales at Sweet Manufacturing, was elected in May to serve as a member of the AFIA board of directors for the next three years!

"As a new board member for the AFIA, I have already witnessed how AFIA's leadership and staff allow us to prioritize, develop, and present our position on key policy issues affecting our industry to key government officials," says Julio.

"It is an eye-opening experience that helps us understand the value of our continued support for the association and how they maintain our best interest against threats and unnecessary costly policies."

About AFIA

Based in Arlington, VA., AFIA is the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The feed industry plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs and supports policies that uphold U.S. food and feed safety, ensure the proper nutrition of animals and protect the environment.

AFIA's members include over 650 domestic and international companies, such as livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and supply companies that provide other products or services to feed manufacturers. More than 75% of the feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members. AFIA's members also manufacture approximately 70% of the country's non-whole grain ingredients.
Tradeshows
Upcoming Shows

With 2022 only near the halfway point, we still have plenty of trade show opportunities to connect!

We look forward to seeing many of our dealers and customers at these shows! It is always a great place to discuss current and future projects. If you are interested in visiting Sweet before the end of the year, we have outlined our upcoming tradeshow calendar and the product focus of our attendance.
July 22 - 29: Springfield, OH
Next to the 4-H Ice Cream Booth
Oct. 19 - 21: Guadalajara, MX
Booth: 515
In July, we will be attending the Clark County Fair. We have some very exciting news to bring to the local community, and we are looking forward to showcasing our equipment at the fair.

If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and visit our Sales Representative, Tom Maxel to learn about some of our latest products!
In October, we are attending FIGAP 2022 to highlight some new information regarding our CalorMatic® Heat Proce-ssor product line and our material handling equipment.

This show is the perfect place for international feed mill and oil mill companies to go for all of their major upcoming projects. Make sure to visit our Sweet team and dealer OCESA in person on October 19 - 21!
Nov. 16 - 18: San Antonio, TX
Tabletop: 2
Nov. 27 - 30: Lima, PE
Booth: 37
Sweet's Senior Sales Associate, Jimi Davidson, will be attending the Frac Sand Conference to highlight Sweet's industrial material handling equip-ment.

Make sure to visit Jimi at Tabletop 2 during the show for all your industrial needs!
Late in November, Julio Contreras, VP of Sales, and Everson Perez, Inter-national Sales Engineer, will be attending ALIM 2022!

Stop by Booth 37 during the show to learn more about Sweet's material handling product lines.
Tales from the Field
Canola Seed, CalorMatic® Test - Springfield, OH
CalorMatic® Test Site
Sweet Manufacturing had the oppor-tunity to showcase the CalorMatic® and its ability to process canola seeds by removing moisture effectively.

Anderson International, accompanied by clients, was looking for peace of mind before purchasing our CalorMa-tic® units, using our CalorMatic® Test Site in Springfield, Ohio. We processed two Super Sacks of the raw canola which the client provided for us to test. Once the test was conducted, we sent the material to a 3rd party lab to verify the results.


Anderson International has over 130 years of engineering and installation experience in oil, polymer, and feed processing equipment. Over the years, the CalorMatic® Heat Processor has lent itself useful in many moisture reduction processes in the facilities where it has been installed.
Thank you to Anderson International for making this test possible and for bringing your clients along!
Flite-Veyor® Flat Bottom Conveyor
Brush Kit & Wiper In Action!

Over the years, through trial and error, we have perfected our brush kit and wiper system on our Flat Bottom Flite-Veyor® product line!

This video demonstrates our kit as it processes sunflower seeds at 120' per minute!

This kit option is available with the purchase of our Flat Bottom Flite-Veyor® and is an excellent choice to prevent any carryover to the head while keeping the chain and flites clean!

We thank our engineering team for developing this solution over the years and for transforming it into the remarkable system it is today!

If you are interested in having this option as part of your next Flat Bottom Flite-Veyor® purchase, please send requests directly to one of our authorized Sweet Dealers.
Pre-Harvest 2022
Due to current supply chain issues, it is important to stay proactive to ensure timely delivery of equipment before harvest. Many manufacturers within the industry are experiencing long lead times due to component supply chain issues that will continue throughout harvest.

We encourage all customers to contact their authorized Sweet dealer to get lead times on equipment needed before harvest begins.
Sweet Spotlight
Zach Whitford - Celebrates 15 Years at Sweet
We are pleased to announce Zach Whitford's 15th anniversary here at Sweet Manufacturing!

Over the course of Zach's employment at Sweet, he has worked in every department in the shop. His well-rounded skill set in each department and his unique ideas to improve the manufacturing processes and quality led him to be promoted to Plant Manager early last year.

Zach enjoys the outdoors and riding dirt bikes with his kids and family outside of work. During the weekends, he enjoys brewing craft beers at home and making his own concoctions.

Zach is very dedicated to his job here at Sweet Manufacturing and is driven to succeed in making improvements in the shop while focusing on keeping customers satisfied. Thank you, Zach, for all that you do. Happy 15 years!
Herb Hawks - Celebrates 10 Years at Sweet
We are excited to announce Herb Hawks' 10th Anniversary at Sweet Manufacturing!

Herb started working at Sweet Manufacturing Company in July of 1982 in our Shipping and Receiving Department. After almost six years, Herb decided to move to Colorado. In June of 2012, Herb returned to Sweet as a welder working on our leg line in our Welding Department. Later in 2014, Herb returned to the Shipping and Receiving Department, where he has been our designated material handling guru. Herb has provided excellent support to manufacturing with his product knowledge and skill sets to help keep our parts moving efficiently through the shop.

Bringing his prior years of experience, he quickly became a mentor to many of the younger guys working on the shop floor. Herb brings nothing but positivity to Sweet with his high spirits and his willingness to help others whenever he can.

Thanks for all you do at Sweet Herb. We appreciate and value your experience and congratulate you on 10 years (+6 prior) of service!
Austin Parkison - Celebrates His Marriage
Congratulations, Mr & Mrs. Parkison!

On May 14, Austin Parkison, Marketing Specialist for Sweet Manufacturing, celebrated his marriage to Marissa Mercuri!

Austin and Marissa had their ceremony in Miamisburg, OH surrounded by all of their families and friends. After their wedding, they flew to Las Vegas for a week-long honeymoon filled with sightseeing and fun.

Congratulations to both of you, and welcome, Marissa, to the Sweet Family!
Brogan Ballweg - Assistant Team Leader
Congratulations Brogan Ballweg!

We are pleased to announce Brogan Ballweg's promotion to Assistant Team Lead in the Welding Department!

After working for GE for six years as a TIG and MIG welder, Brogan was hired at Sweet Manufacturing in November 2020. He brought his excellent fabrication and welding skill set and can fabricate and weld highly complex parts. Since his employment, Brogan has shown an extraordinary sense of leadership and work ethic in his everyday work environment, all of which have led him to his recent promotion to Assistant Team Lead in the Welding Department.

"I'm excited to have such a talented young man in a leadership role and having him grow with Sweet Manufacturing," says Dwayne Gundolf, VP of Manufacturing. "Brogan's leadership will help train existing and future welders while improving the quality of our Welding Department."

Congratulations, Brogan. We look forward to seeing your continued leadership in action, and we're excited about the future!
Kara Haas - Accounting Assistant
Welcome, Kara Haas!

Kara joined Sweet Manufacturing from Accounting Principles, where she worked as an Accounts Payable Specialist. Her duties included processing payable invoices and resolving discrepancies, reconciling expense reports, and paying invoices. 

At Sweet, Kara will be processing payable invoices and issuing payments. She will also be processing receivable invoices and payments received from customers. She will be preparing monthly analysis reports for different departments. She is also responsible for preparing the daily bank deposits and processing expense reports.

Maggie Burke - Inside Sales/Replacement Parts Representative
Welcome, Maggie Burke!

Maggie comes to Sweet with over 12 years of sales experience in the auto parts industry. She has received several awards during her employment at O'Reilly's, including salesperson of the year, top ten in regional sales, highest sales in a month, and years of service achievements.

Maggie attended Wright State University and Catholic Central High School, Springfield, Ohio. She and her husband Nate live in Fairborn, Ohio and enjoy family time with their two sons.

At Sweet, Maggie will provide customer service to clients and support the sales team's inside functions. This includes proactively coordinating existing accounts, preparing sales quotations, completing order entries, etc.

Aaron Howard - Fabrication Department
Welcome, Aaron Howard!

Aaron comes to Sweet with a background as a Diesel Mechanic, Auto Mechanic, and an experienced Welder. Outside of work, he enjoys working on anything with an engine and riding jet skis until the sun sets!

Welcome, Aaron, to the Sweet Family. We are incredibly excited to have you on board as we continue to grow our operations!
Anthony Moore - Assembly Department
Welcome, Anthony Moore!

Anthony comes to Sweet with a background as a Machinist, Body Shop Manager, and Fabricator. He is a 49-year-old U.S. Navy Veteran, a proud father of two amazing children, and he has one granddaughter. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, joy riding in fast cars, and relaxing with his two dogs.


Welcome, Anthony, to the Sweet Family; We are happy to have you on board!
Sweet Manufacturing Company
2000 East Leffel Lane 
Springfield, Ohio USA 45505 

Call Us: +1 937.325.1511