Business View Magazine | February 2020

44 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 Fallas Automation, Inc. of Waco, Texas, manufactures packaging equipment and sophisticated, automated machinery, such as case and tray loading, sealing, and erecting machines; product conveyors; packing systems; accumulators; collators; vibrators; and tampers for bags, cartons, tubs, and trays, predominantly for the food industry, or as the company likes to say, “the kind of machines you’d build yourself if you had the time and resources.” Dave Fallas, who has a degree in mechanical engineering and had worked at Mars Incorporated, a global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products, started his company in 1979. “There wasn’t much as far as case packaging and secondary packaging,” says Dan Maeyaert, Fallas’ VP of Manufacturing Operations. “It Agile & Sophisticated Packaging