ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A packaging company on Rockford’s west side has won a national food award.
Wilpack Packaging is one of the winners of the 2015 National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations Award.
The owner says this is considered the Academy Awards of the industry. The award is for the company’s sealing machine that’s used for seals on things like yogurts and applesauce.
"It's a world-class organization that takes their awards very seriously. The judges are everybody from past presidents of McDonald's all the way through that industry,” says Wilpack Packaging’s president, Mark Keller.
The company will be at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago this upcoming weekend.