The Great Recession hit the construction industry hard, creating challenging choices for contractors, especially when it comes to cutting back overhead costs to keep the doors open on their businesses. One of the most noticeable trends occurring in the construction industry since the Recession began in 2007 is a dramatic increase in equipment rentals. For many contractors hit hard by the financial side effects of the Recession, renting the equipment they need for a particular job is more cost effective than making outright purchases.
Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) using CO2 to stabilize perishable and non-perishable foods has been around a while. It has proven to be a reliable way to reduce spoilage, discoloration and dehydration of many food products.
Researchers continue to study the technology to figure out ways to make it more cost-effective and foolproof for food producers. Here are 3 things about MAP that they suggest:
Check your packaging.
A recent study on MAP sought to identify ways that producers might save money using the CO2 technology.