The Allpax Open House at Its New Manufacturing Center in Covington, La., Celebrated Families

Feb 10, 2022

The new two-acres-under-one-roof facility gave parents their own opportunity for show and tell.

COVINGTON, La., February 10, 2022 - Allpax, a product brand of ProMach, hosted employee families and friends during a recent open house in which more than 150 attended. The catered event was the first opportunity employees had to showcase where they worked – the one-year-old 86,000 square-foot manufacturing, engineering, and offices facility.

Parents and children wait their turn to step up onto the viewing platform during the Allpax open house.

A complete automated batch retort system being readied for a factory acceptance test allowed employees to explain the entire package handling and food sterilization process as they walked guests along aisles of retorts and robots. Raised platforms gave guests a birds-eye view of equipment under construction and nearing shipment to food companies.

"It was wonderful to see so many children in our facility and to meet new people," said Eric Hanrahan, Vice President and General Manager of Allpax. "It gave parents the opportunity to share where they work in the building and what their responsibilities are."

Employees had the opportunity to impress family members with the size of the retorts they build at Allpax.

The new facility was intentionally located only a few miles from the previous one to provide the least disruption to employees’ commutes and connections to the community. To improve operations and worker satisfaction, employees from every production discipline contributed suggestions for the design of their respective work areas.

The 35-year-old Allpax brand offers customers batch sterilization technology for efficiently preparing shelf-stable foods and beverages packaged in metal, glass, and flexible containers such as pouches, trays, and bowls. Allpax also designs and builds equipment for processing refrigerator-case foods such as hummus and potato salad, and for sterilizing mushroom substrates.

To learn more about the value Allpax offers in shelf stable, deli-food, and food laboratory areas visit

Guests at the Allpax open house enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the 86,000 square-foot facility.
About Allpax

Supporting the highest levels of product safety and regulatory compliance, Allpax manufactures processing and sterilization solutions for the food, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries, including autoclaves, retort room components, fully automated retort rooms, and product handling equipment that supports retort room automation. Allpax is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Product Handling business line, Allpax helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Allpax at and more about ProMach at

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