Food Online was broadcasting live at Process Expo 2015 in Chicago, recording podcasts with key exhibitors, speakers, and end users. Todd Schnick, host of Food Online Voices, spoke with influential industry leaders about hot topics in food and beverage manufacturing. Here, Schnick speaks with David Kennedy, Business Development Manager with VAC-U-MAX, about how food manufacturers can raise the bar on improving efficiencies in material handling, conveying, and weighing. Further, Kennedy discusses when the right time is for food manufacturers to reach out for help when looking to install a new processing line. Additionally, Kennedy addresses the issues of combustible dust in food manufacturing and how government regulations are affecting how manufacturers of food processing equipment are being affected by them. Finally, Kennedy addresses the need for food manufacturers to become further educated about combustible dust and lists resources to gain that knowledge.