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Dairy Facts 2016

Look Who’s Joined IDFA

Jan 29, 2015
IDFA welcomed 14 new members last month. Be sure to visit Columbia/Okura LLC, Greiner Packaging Corporation and Rite-Hite and all the other exhibitors at the International Dairy Show, September 15-18 in Chicago.

Milk Industry Foundation

Southeast Dairy Processors Inc., a division of Tiller Foods Inc.
3803 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605-3220
Phone: (813) 621-3233
Fax: (813) 628-9564
Toll-free: (866) 674-2750   
Contact: Donald Tiller III; General Manager (
Products/Services: Southeast Dairy Processors is a Class II dairy processor of fluid milk products (not including milk), cultured products and Tiller's brand ice cream mixes.

International Ice Cream Association

Scotsburn Cooperative Services Limited (Scotsburn Dairy Group)
P.O. Box 340
Scotsburn, Nova Scotia B0K 1R0
Phone: (902) 485-4626
Fax: (902) 485-4013
Contact: Doug Ettinger; President & CEO ( Products/Services: Scotsburn Cooperative Services Limited manufactures and distributes ice cream and frozen desserts.

National Cheese Institute

Maytag Dairy Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 806
Newton, IA 50208-0806
Phone: (641) 792-1133
Toll Free: (800) 247-2458
Fax: (641) 792-1567
Contact: Myra Ver Ploeg; President
Products/Services: Maytag Dairy Farms has been producing world famous Maytag blue cheese in small batches since 1941.

Gold Business Partner

Diversified Search LLC
155 North Wacker DriveSuite 3650
Chicago, IL 60606-1731
Phone: (312) 756-0381
Fax: (312) 234-0584
Contact: Julie Kanak; Managing Partner and Practice Leader – Agribusiness (
​Products/Services: Diversified Search is a senior-level, global-retained executive search firm with a dedicated specialty in dairy and agribusiness.

Sealed Air
3755 Laird Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 0A3
Phone:  (905) 808-4103
Contact: Troy Matteotti; Sector Beverage Manager (
Products/Services: Diversey™ hygiene solutions, now part of Sealed Air, offers a total solution for dairy processors, from cleaning and sanitation to innovative product packaging. The company delivers measurable business results through purposeful innovation and a visionary approach to partnership, helping extend shelf life, increase operational efficiency, boost food safety and ensure sustainability. Its solutions include food safety training, dairy plant hygiene management, allergen management, tailored microorganism risk management, cleaning and sanitation products, engineering, and packaging systems and materials.

Business Partner

AAL Organic Matters, LLC
975 County Road 356
Dublin, TX 76446-3510
Phone: (254) 965-6382
Fax: (254) 968-0111
Contact: Joe Borges; Owner/Managing Member ( )
Products/Services: AAL Organic Matters, LLC operates several business entities that support the purchase and sale of cattle in the dairy and beef industries. Americalf, LLC, Dublin, Texas, is a calf ranch, is where the company custom finishes for the dairy and beef industries. AAL Organic Matters secures “dump milk” from dairy operations nationwide, then re-processes and uses it to help supplement feed requirements. The company provides re-processed milk to calf-raising clients as well. Pine Point Solutions, LLC (an ALL Organic Matters company) provides GFSI certification and GMP/food safety consulting services to clients.

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
P.O. Box 1499
Columbia, SC  29202

Phone: (803) 753-2321

Contact: Neda K. Beal; Vice President, Capital Markets (
Products/Services: AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is part of the national Farm Credit System, the largest agricultural lending organization in the United States. With assets of more than $27 billion, AgFirst provides funding and financial services to 19 farmer-owned financial cooperatives in 15 eastern states and Puerto Rico. Through the Capital Markets Unit, AgFirst works in partnership with other lending institutions, including commercial banks, insurance companies and other Farm Credit institutions, to deliver credit to the agribusiness industry in the United States.

AsepTrans, LLC
760 Airglades Boulevard
Clewiston, FL 33440-8973
Phone: (941) 981-3886
Fax: (941) 981-3889
Contact: Bahman Sadeghi; Managing Director (
Products/Services: AsepTrans is a leading provider of aseptic tanks dedicated to food-grade products. Food producers and processors trust Asep Trans to carry and protect their bulk liquid-food products, millions of miles around the globe every year.

Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation
2227-B Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC 28211-3469
Phone: (704) 245-5177
Contact: Steve Phillips; Marketing (
Products/Services: Cardinal Logistics provides equipment, drivers, management, fuel and insurance logistics technology for the exclusive use of a client.

Columbia/Okura LLC
301 Grove Street, Suite A
Vancouver, WA 98661-4944
Phone: (360) 735-1952
Fax: (360) 905-1707
Contact: Natalie Parsons; Marketing Manager ( )
Products/Services: Columbia/Okura’s state-of-the-art robotic palletizers have set the industry standard for decades. They effortlessly handle pallets, slip/tie sheets and a vast range of products without tool change.

Farmeron Inc.
2001Gateway Place
Suite 520W
San Jose, CA  95110
Phone: (650) 353-5761
Contact: Matija Kopic; Chief Executive Officer (
Product/Services: Farmeron develops dairy business-management software solutions used by dairy producers – and relevant partners like milk processors – to manage the milk production, financial management and quality assurance processes.

Greiner Packaging Corp.
225 Enterprise Way
Pittston, PA  18640
Phone: (570) 602-3900
Fax: (570) 602-3999

Contact: John Borrelli; Sales Director(
Products/Services: Greiner Packaging Corp. is a plastic packaging manufacturer.

Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver
1401 H Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005-2140
Phone: (202) 326-5027
Fax: (202) 336-5227
Contact: Wendy M. Yoviene; Attorney ( )
Products/Services: Ober/Kaler provides general business and antitrust counseling as well as regulatory advice to dairy industry businesses. Ober attorneys handle litigation for dairy industry clients involving private disputes, government enforcement and rulemaking disputes. Ober attorneys have deep knowledge of USDA’s Federal Milk Marketing Order pricing, promotion, and organic standards regulations. Ober attorneys also help businesses navigate state pricing, labeling and licensing regulations, as well as FDA’s labeling, food safety and standards of identity regulations. www,

8900 North Arbon Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53223-2451

Phone: (414) 355-2600

Fax: (414) 355-9248

Contact: Ed Blau; Vice President, Strategic Accounts (
Products/Services: Rite-Hite has over 45 years of experience providing solutions at the loading dock and throughout your facility for maximum safety, efficiency, energy savings, productivity and cleanliness. Product lines include dock levelers, vehicle restraints, seals/shelters, doors, safety barriers, industrial fans and a variety of aftermarket products.

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