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#1 AnBr

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 09:19 PM

Have to laugh at this. Sacramento was once home of a Campbell's soup factory that made only tomato soup. Campbells closed it down a couple of years ago. Why? In a town some call Sacra-tomato because so many tomato fields surrounded it? Well the company said it was because they were moving away from cans which the Sacramento plant produced and moved into pouches or plastic containers of some sort. Picture the throwing of pouches of soup...oh so scary!

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 09:22 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 03 September 2020 - 09:19 PM, said:

Have to laugh at this. Sacramento was once home of a Campbell's soup factory that made only tomato soup. Campbells closed it down a couple of years ago. Why? In a town some call Sacra-tomato because so many tomato fields surrounded it? Well the company said it was because they were moving away from cans which the Sacramento plant produced and moved into pouches or plastic containers of some sort. Picture the throwing of pouches of soup...oh so scary!

I remember that place--right off Fruitridge, IIRC.
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Posted 03 September 2020 - 09:30 PM

Yup that's the one. It closed in 2013. About 700 people lost their jobs there. It started operations in 1947.

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 10:02 PM

An unlike like. I remember my parents (who worked for the electrical utility) talking about setting up an electrical generation facility in cooperation with Campbell's making use of the waste heat from their plant.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 03:16 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 03 September 2020 - 09:19 PM, said:

Well the company said it was because they were moving away from cans which the Sacramento plant produced and moved into pouches or plastic containers of some sort. Picture the throwing of pouches of soup...oh so scary!

Thanks for that. It clarifies a lot of things.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 01:16 PM

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It is the perfect weapon. It shows no mercy, not even a ladle bit.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 07:29 PM


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 07:30 PM

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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:29 PM

I wonder if they sell gazpacho at the proverbial taco truck on every street corner?
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Posted 05 September 2020 - 04:24 AM

Will there be SOUP/SALT negotiations to regulate the ratio to chunky v liquid amounts in soup packets/cans ?
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