SPEC Engineering Hosts IFT 2018 Tour

SPEC Engineering recently hosted a technical tour, sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). In conjunction with attending IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food in Chicago, attendees had the option to participate in a technical tour.

SPEC Engineering, Sweet Solutions, and Candy Worx, A SPEC Brand, joined together to showcase the unique capabilities that the three companies offer together. The theme of the tour was ‘Turning Ideas Into Product’ which reflects the process that connects the customer’s concepts to working with the companies.

Tour highlights included:

    • Learned about the confectionery industry and viewed a continuous cooling wheel lab unit, designed and built by Candy Worx
    • Gained an understanding of how SPEC’s Controls and Automation department is a key component to quality control in a system
    • Visited the Sweet Solutions factory and learned how they take concepts to tasty treats
    • Utilized SPEC’s Virtual Reality system to experience past plant designs


IFT Tour participants obtained knowledge about a variety of topics from industry experts and were able to see production areas that are not typically available to view. Regardless of how large or small a project may be, SPEC, Sweet Solutions, and Candy Worx are here to provide the resources to get to the end product.

View the photo album from the event.

Spec Engineering is a Gray company.

Spec is a process engineering company, focused on best-in-class solutions for customers in the food, grain, minerals, chemicals, and pharma industries. In 2019, Spec became part of the Gray family of brands. As a Gray company, we continue to offer comprehensive expertise, catered to your scope, schedule, and budget.