site selection

Setting Your Sites on Solid Ground

Setting your sites on solid ground, an article in Food Engineering's December 2015 issue, features Frank Spano, Managing Director of Austin Consulting, and discusses some of the considerations a company must evaluate when selecting a new location for a plant, including utilities a

Three Key Supply Chain Trends for Manufacturers

The November/December 2015 issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine included a feature article written by Frank Spano, Pete Waldinger and Susan Riffle, on the “

Designing for Adaptability

This article, written by Mike Pierce, President of The Austin Company, and published in the September 2015 issue of Baking & Snack Magazine, takes a look at current trends impacting t

Importance of Quality Municipal Water and Wastewater Availability in Attracting Food Processors to a Community

The May/June 2014 issue of Expansion Solutions magazine featured an article by Frank Spano, Managing Director of Austin Consulting, and Susan Riffle, Communications Specialist with The Austin Company.

Plastics: Emerging Economies Signal Opportunity for Growth and Exportation

In this article for Trade & Industry Development, Frank Spano and Susan Riffle examine emerging trends in plastics, site selection and facility planning, and take a forward look at materials, applications and technology impacting this dynamic i