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Cover Story | Stemmler's Meats

From our family to yours

Stemmler’s Meats provides Ontario families with healthy, locally sourced food.
April 4, 2014
Located about an hour west of Toronto, Heidelberg, Ontario, is a small town that is ideal for people looking to get away from the big city or visit a local farmer’s market.
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Q&A with Fred Ruiz, Ruiz Foods

March 28, 2014
In conjunction with the March 2014 cover story, Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, sits down with Fred Ruiz, Co-founder, Ruiz Foods, to discuss the history of Ruiz Foods and its developing future.
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‘Back to the Future’ with Ruiz Foods

Ruiz Foods celebrates 50 years of success in 2014 and has taken a page from its history to rekindle the innovative spirit that had carried it in the past.
March 16, 2014
When assessing the future, sometimes it makes sense to return to your roots — trace back your history to understand from whence you came, to see where you might go in the future. Sometimes
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Ruiz Foods' continued commitment to community

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March 10, 2014
Kim Ruiz Beck, chairman of Dinuba, Calif.-based Ruiz Foods, discusses the growth of the commitment of the frozen Mexican foods manufacturer to its community, in conjunction with its celebration of 50 years in business.
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Q&A with Rachel Cullen, Ruiz Foods

March 6, 2014
Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, sits down with Rachel Cullen, President & CEO, Ruiz Foods, to discuss the drought in California and its effect on agriculture in the state.
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New ‘Cardinal’ rule

Cardinal Meat Specialists adopts new slogan of “You CAN with Cardinal,” as it adds to its already impressive portfolio.
March 3, 2014
Despite its standing as one of Canada’s top meat processors and one of the most technologically savvy processors in North America, Cardinal Meat Specialists has never rested on its laurels.
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2014 Outlook: Where there’s a WIB, there’s a way

Good help may not be that hard to find after all, thanks to Workforce Investment Boards.
February 6, 2014
All too often, government is seen as the “bad guy,” and the argument is not without merit.
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Healthy beef for happy hearts

HeartBrand Beef is spreading the message of Akaushi beef.
February 4, 2014
Aside from a select few breeds of cattle, most consumers enjoy their beef without thinking much about the type of beef.
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How to become a landfill-free company

West Liberty Foods shares tips and steps toward earning landfill-free certification
January 24, 2014
West Liberty Foods shares tips and steps toward earning landfill-free certification.
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Q&A with David Van Eekeren, President & CEO, Land O'Frost

Andy Hanacek speaks with David Van Eekeren, President & CEO, Land O'Frost, about new product lines and the groundbreaking of the company's new headquarters in Munster, Indiana
November 25, 2013
Check out what David Van Eekeren, President & CEO, Land O'Frost, has to say about new product lines and the company's new headquarters.
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Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner

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April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on animal welfare, sanitation programs, and much more!

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Independent Processor

IP April 2014 cover

April 2014

Check out the April 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with a special profile of Stemmler's Meats!

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