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   ABA Technical Conference Hands-On Workshop Focuses On Leavening Agents
by American Bakers Association
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 4:08PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Bakers Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the return of the Hands-On Training Workshop at the annual Technical Conference to educate baking industry professionals on the function and fundamentals of primary leavening agents through real-time, cause-and-effect exercises.

“The Hands-On Training Workshop will provide a better understanding of the application and functionality of chemical leavening agents and how they’re used in the baking process,” said Senior Advisor to the President & CEO: B&CMA Transition & Development Dave Van Laar. “It’s like a science experiment for a refresh or for baseline learning – it’s interactive and collaborative, and it ties directly into the Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing course.” 

“Between the highly experienced ABA Technical Advisors and the guidance of the ABA Education Committee, the Hands-On Training Workshop participants will gain stronger, concrete knowledge of exactly how primary leavening agents work,” said ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie. “In fact, this workshop can assist research and development, sales, and supply teams in their understanding of the baking process to execute their roles in the industry.” 

The ABA Technical Advisors – Dennis Loalbo, Rich McFeaters, and Blake Hutzley – who will lead the workshop, collectively hold more than 100 years of industry experience. ABA’s Education Committee will also lend helping hands to the workshop participants. 

All workshop participants will receive a certificate of completion. Any student of the Cookie & Cracker Manufacturing Course who participates in the workshop has the opportunity to receive a credit for one work project exam after submitting a written summary to be graded by a Technical Advisor. 

Register for the 2017 Technical Conference today, or contact Vanessa Vial at vvial@americanbakers.org or Samantha Moore at smoore@americanbakers.org for more information. 

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About the American Bakers Association:

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the Washington D.C.-based voice of the wholesale baking industry. Since 1897, ABA has represented the interests of bakers before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and international regulatory authorities. ABA advocates on behalf of more than 1,000 baking facilities and baking company suppliers. ABA members produce bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, bagels, sweet goods, tortillas and many other wholesome, nutritious, baked products for America’s families. The baking industry generates more than $153 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 799,500 highly skilled people. 

About the 2017 Technical Conference:

The Technical Conference is the largest conference designed specifically for cookie, cracker and baking manufacturing professionals to participate in hands-on training, strengthen skills and knowledge, and engage in powerful industry networking. The renowned Technical Conference, formerly produced by the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA), is part of the enhanced portfolio of services available to the new, unified membership, following the merger of ABA and B&CMA.

Source: American Bakers Association


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