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12:15 AM, Jun. 8, 2013  |  Comments
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ESE Inc. orders soar for quarter

ESE Inc. has announced it has experienced a 46 percent increase in orders in the second quarter of its fiscal year and secured the largest sale in the history of the company.

These positive reports come on the heels of the company announcing its transition to a 100 percent ESOP, or employee-owned organization, in January 2013. Employee-owned ESE Inc. President Tom Walther said employee pride and customer service were high before the ownership deal went through in January and have increased further under the new ownership model.

Grassland receives excellence award

Grassland Dairy Products Inc., the largest family-owned butter creamery in the world, recently earned the Dairy Supplier Award of Excellence from Topco Associates. Topco is a leading supplier serving wholesalers, supermarkets and food companies nationwide. Grassland outperformed more than 220 dairy vendors to earn the distinct honor.

The award highlights Grassland's commitment to continuously improve the butter category, deliver high-quality products and bring innovation to the marketplace.

"We value building trusted vendor relationships to grow the butter category," said Grassland Vice President Trevor Wuethrich.

Grassland was among eight elite suppliers selected for their outstanding work and valued partnership in support of Topco and their 50 member-owners and customers at the organizations awards banquet recently held in Schaumburg, Ill.

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