Testimonials

My name is Karmann Henderson, a Facility Management Professional for 2 facilities in Baltimore MD.

I have worked with Dave Goodine and the awesome PAG team for just about 20 years and they have always come through for us when time, money, and solutions have been critical for business.

We are in the Bio Science business.  We are doing our part to keep the public safe and coordination with our vendors is essential.  Dave Goodine & PAG understand the importance of lead times, accuracy, risk, safety, and precision. I have been in the industry for over 20 years not only as an FMP but an auditor as well and PAG has been consistent period.

A few of our success stories have been working with automation starting back in 2004.  We were having issues with ergonomics and meeting customers ship dates.  So I started to focus on our staff needs and customers’ outputs.  I called Dave Goodine of PAG (awesome) for a few solutions and he came through big time with automation suggestions, visits onsite, cost reduction ideas, and held our hands until we were comfortable. We continue to use their guidance today because service is the key and they do it right!  PAG has been our only point of contact for our automation needs and challenges for our company. The same service I experienced in 2004 resonates today in 2020 and beyond for sure.  (PAG) awesome thanks  Dave Goodine and the PAG team

I would absolutely recommend PAG to any company that needs great service and a staff that knows what they are talking about.  A good point I would like to make is automation is what they DO.

THANKS Dave Goodine awesome to work with you and we look forward to working with PAG more.

Karmann Henderson

Karmann Henderson

We here at Bison Laboratories, Inc. have been contract packaging various chemicals for the swimming pool and water treatment industries since 1946. I had the pleasure of working with Patrick Coakley and PAG over the past five years. Patrick put together a fantastic filling line to satisfy our growing gallon bottle market. We went from very antiquated filling equipment to a state-of-the-art line. We have continued to work together through the years and have a couple of projects that we’re looking at move forward. I would highly recommend PAG to anyone looking at packaging equipment.

Steven P. Morber

Vice president

Bison Laboratories, Inc.

Steven P. Morber – Vice president

Steven P. Morber – Vice president

SDC Nutrition is a contract manufacturer of powder and dry dose encapsulated dietary supplements since 2008. Plant Automation Group, specifically Dave Goodine has been a fundamental partner of ours as we have grown from a startup to over 100,000 sq. ft. facility with multiple packaging lines. We would consider PAG more of a consultant than a vendor because they are so knowledgeable, we rarely have to do any of our own research at all to find the right solution to satisfy our Capex and automation needs. Dave is always available for a quick call and knows the right equipment to solve our problems in our price range without hesitation. We have purchased multiple pieces of equipment from PAG over the years without any issues whatsoever. We do not even think to contact anyone else at this point because the risk is too high to forgo this level of service and knowledge from any other provider.

Joe Sciullo

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Sciullo – Chief Operating Officer

Joe Sciullo – Chief Operating Officer

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A message from our founder

“This year marks my 25th Year as a Veteran in various roles in plant manufacturing/maintenance and supervisory roles. Currently responsible for a large Frozen Foods Manufacturing Facility. I liked working with Plant Automation Group as they formulated an excellent integration process of various new lines in our facility with very few hick-ups. Years of experience is always a benefit for any project, old or new”

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

Dr. Praeger's

We have worked with Patrick Coakley of PAG for over 4 years. Our company is a leading Agricultural Chemical-Fertilizers, Pesticides, Organic Repellants, Herbicides, Rodenticides. This year marks our 94th  year in business. We have worked with PAG on several projects and have just installed a new NITA labeling system. The team with Plant Automation Group are truly knowledgeable and pleasant sales representatives who steers us to the equipment that best fits our needs and production level. Patrick is patient, professional and caring. He’s not just trying to make a sale and be done with us. He puts in the effort to develop what our relationship is today, and our relationship will last for many years to come. PAG have supported us to overcome several automation challenges while developing long term solutions. Presenting and addressing long term automation plans for us over the next several years. Hopefully, sooner than later. We would recommend PAG to any company looking for future automation success.

Bill S

Bill S

Bonide

I have worked with Donald on many projects utilizing various vendors to complete new product launches as well as increasing production output on our present packaging lines. Over my 30 years of experience with processing, packaging, and mechanical engineering our goal always remains the same at Lioni. We work with people who treat us well and we value Donald’s advice on all our projects. He gives us an application-based response for our long-term growth at Lioni. We will continue to grow our business alongside of Plant Automation Group with new product launches and plant improvements.

Ray Stevanovic

Ray Stevanovic

Lioni Latticini

We have worked with Dan for 20 years or more. Our company is focused in the Food industry. As I enter my 45th year in the industry, there are so many projects where PAG has supported our team. One example, Satin Fine Foods. This project supported a new facility startup of a 90,000 square foot fondant bakery. Dan supplied the majority of the packing equipment to package the fondant. We Continue to trust Dan as the go to vendor for most of my client’s food plant equipment needs. Dan has extensive experience with all types of food processing and packing equipment. So, when my clients need something, Dan is the first place I go. Automation challenges are found in every project. Dan always finds the right approach, we define the project and Dan comes up with an economical solution. We would always recommend Dan and the PAG team, always have and always will.

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George S

We have worked with Plant Automation Group for over 10 years. Our company is focus with in the Edible oils and food industry. Personally, been in the industry for over 25 years. We have partnered with Patrick at Plant Automation Group on several equipment projects, all of them have worked well across our eight production lines in our 100,000+ sq. ft. facility.

We have a Good relationship from day one and now. PAG consistently allows us to overcome our automation challenges and we would recommend Patrick and Plant Automation Group to any bottling companies looking to streamline their automation needs.

Ferid S

Ferid S

Sovena

Dan with Plant Automation Group has helped us a lot. Our company produces Food Ingredients to industry. I have been in the industry since 1984. We Just spent $35 million upgrading our facility and I appreciate Dan’s suggestions, equipment solutions, and ideas. We would recommend Dan and his team without hesitation.

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Ben K

We have worked with Plant Automation Group on small projects as well as complete lines and have found their ability to review all applications helpful in the capital acceptance process. Over my 25 Years of manufacturing experience we continue to value their input on various applications for our future growth.

JJ Fleischer – Plant Manager

JJ Fleischer – Plant Manager

Star Snacks

I have worked with John Carvalho for about 5 years. We manufacture Tortilla Chips and have been in this industry of just over 5 years. We worked with John Carvalho on getting a packaging machine to handle the speed we needed with the space restrictions that were quite a challenge for our facility. John found a company that had the solution for us. John met us in Philadelphia to drive us to meet the staff and see the equipment in their facility. It was a great experience and everyone we met were great. They designed a machine for us and we have been using it for several years and we are very pleased with its performance. John Carvalho has always been available when needed, via email or a phone call. Anytime we have questions on a project, John is right there at our facility to review what we need. John is very honest and upfront with everything we talk about. That is much appreciated! I would absolutely recommend John and his team with PAG.

Mike G

Mike G

Mi Nina

For as long as I have been with Vanns Spices, we have worked with Dave, so for at least the last 13 years. He has been an invaluable resource to help troubleshoot issues, find solutions to automate new products and help streamline current processes. Dave always makes himself available either in person, phone, or email to talk through whatever project is going on. Quick turnaround and service are cornerstones of PAG. Always thoughtful with strong character, I would certainly recommend working with Dave.

Nick Ciotti – President

Nick Ciotti – President

Vanns Spices

We have worked with Don of plant Automation Group for over 20 years on a variety of projects for our NJ facilities. His experience assists us with the technical details and assuredness to complete a capital project.”

  • Ashok Kothari – Plant Manager, 20 year veteran of powder production.
Ashok Kothari

Ashok Kothari

Ashland Global – Pharmachem Laboratories

Plant Automation Group has been a key contact for me for over the past 20 years on projects with unique applications that require specialized packaging equipment solutions for consumer products.  Their experience and insights have been beneficial in developing timely solutions within tight budget constraints.

Colgate Palmolive
Consumer Products
30 year Packaging Professional

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Colgate Palmolive

We have been working with Patrick of Plant Automation Group for over 9 years. Throughout this time, they have supported our ever-growing Food & Beverage company. Over the course of my 32 years in the industry, Pat has provided several automated solutions and developed projects on our behalf. Most recently to erect a customer’s case using an automatic case erector in addition to an automatic tray former that would allow us to focus on manually packing at the same time not needing labor to erect cases or fold trays. In our fast pace world, Pat is the first person that I reach out too when projects arise as he is truly knowledgeable with packing equipment and solutions.  When we have automation challenges, PAG provides solutions and quotes in a timely manner. We would recommend PAG to any company, Absolutely. I regularly pass his contact information to a number of my industry associates.

Dave F

Dave F

LiDestri

We have worked with Dan of Plant Automation Group for 5 years. Our company produces products within the Food and Beverage Industry, and I have personnel been in the industry for over 20 years.  While working with PAG we consistently experience Great customer service and knowledge. PAG supported our team with several machines, bringing different solutions to streamline operations. We would without a doubt recommend PAG to other companies.

Dan

Dan

Hudson River Foods

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