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2010 User Summit
Our Partners

We could never deliver complete solutions without assistance from our valuable partners; the partners listed below will be at the 2010 CAT2 Process Improvement and User Summit to discuss and demonstrate their equipment and solutions.


 In 1997, Cooling & Applied Technology, Inc., (C.A.T.) began developing chilling systems and other auxiliary equipment for the poultry industry.  Since that time, their FATCAT line of chilling systems has become the industry standard.  The company now boasts scale, refrigeration, and pumping and heat transfer divisions as well.  In 2004, C.A.T. acquired MEPSCO, Inc., the leader in injection technology and equipment for the poultry and red meat industries.  In 2005, C.A.T. grew to over 80,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space with the completion of a new ASME vessel manufacturing facility and a state-of-the-art machining facility.  C.A.T. has become a global force in processing equipment manufacturing by keeping one simple direction in mind: value to their clients.


We have greatly valued the relationship we have CAT2.  Together, we are able to offer a turnkey solution that includes software, custom equipment, and professional services.  This relationship works well, not only because our products complement each other’s so well, but also because we share the same philosophy of quality, customer service, and integrity. Together, we have formed a powerful and resourceful partnership that continues to deliver high quality solutions for our customers.



 Our Experience, Your Competitive Advantage

As the Midwest’s premier provider of enterprise mobile computing, bar coding, RFID, and other advanced data collection solutions, AbeTech helps their customers maximize efficiency and increase productivity on the shop floor, in the warehouse, in the distribution center, or in the field.

 Over the past 20 years, AbeTech has proven to be the provider of choice for tracking and trace integration.  When you work with AbeTech, you’ll receive a dynamic, best-in-class solution that incorporates software, hardware, and professional services, including installation, training, and technical services.

CAT2 and AbeTech have been technology partners for five years and have successfully completed numerous projects, creating new efficiencies and cost savings for our mutual clients.  Combining CAT2’s innovative software solutions for the food industry, including real-time data collection from the plant floor, real-time reporting for production and inventory, and farm-to-fork traceability with our fully-integrated mobile computing, printing, bar code scanning, and professional service offerings, the partnership has proven to be a winning solution for our clients.

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noax Technologies develops, manufactures, and supports fully-enclosed industrial touch-panel computers for challenging environments, such as food processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and mobile applications. At noax, their goal is to make customers more profitable; they accomplish this goal by offering the most reliable, longest-lasting PC equipment on the market. noax’s commitment to quality is attributed to their proprietary development and production processes, using only the highest grade industrial components. Due to their rugged, totally-sealed construction and smooth, bacteria-resistant stainless steel enclosures, noax PCs are completely protected against shock, vibration, water, acids, and detergents and are certified up to IP69k.


CAT2 first began working with noax in 2001, as their customers needed a reliable PC solution that could both effectively run CAT2 software and survive the harsh conditions present in the meat processing industry. Based on excellent feedback and the reliability their customers experienced with noax PCs in the field, CAT2 has since made the decision to offer only noax PCs as part of their product offering; our relationship is one that we hope will continue to grow for many years.


 Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information sharing, and decision support solutions for customers in a variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions and professional displays (including both plasma and LCD). As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing, and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products.

 The partnership between CAT2 and Panasonic Solution Company developed in 2009, when CAT2 began looking for new touch-screen tablet computers to use for data collection on the plant floor.  Not only did the unit need to be light-weight, reliable, and easy to use, it also needed to possess characteristics mandatory for the plant floor environment—namely, the unit must be rugged and able to be sanitized.  We provided CAT2 with our new H1 tablet computers and accessories, which fulfilled all of these needs.  Working together, we have launched a complete solution by providing engineering, support, and service along with our hardware.  We see CAT2 as a long-term partner and innovator in software- and hardware-based solutions within the food processing industry.

NEW!Special room rates have been extended! Don’t miss out on our great room rates at the Peabody Little Rock.  These special prices expire Monday, July 26th at midnight.  Register today!

Best Regards,

Christina Carr
Marketing Director





Event Registration

Session Summaries

Session Schedule

Hotel Registration

Hotel group conference code is 564031


Congratulations to Stephen Cerney

of Odom’s Tennessee Pride
for being the Early Bird Registrant that won FREE ADMISSION to the conference!







Tuesday, August 17:


9:00 – 9:45

Traceability in Primary & Further Processing



9:45 – 10:30

Total Plant Reconciliation



10:30 – 10:45

Morning Break



10:45 – 11:15

CAT Equipment Capabilities



11:15 – 11:45

Noax Introduction



11:45 – 12:30

AbeTech Introduction



12:30 - 1:00

Lunch Break



1:00 – 1:45

Advances in CAT2 Weight & Label Solution



1:45 – 2:30

AbeTech Automated Labeling



2:30 – 3:15

Taking Control of Your Warehouse



3:15 – 3:30

Afternoon Break



3:30 – 4:00

CAT2 Jennie-O



4:00 – 4:30

Effective Training on the Plant Floor



4:30 – 5:00

Free Format Q&A






Monday, August 16:


7:00 – 9:00

Cocktail Party

Wednesday, August 18:

7:00 – 9:00

Cocktail Party

Click here for a complete summit schedule


Who’s Attending

To name a few…….

Odom’s  Tennessee Pride



Marshall Durbin


Turkey Valley Farms

Rose Acre Farms


Cooper Farms


The Caribbean Broilers

Sparboe Companies




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