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last year, John donated to firefighters and first
" Our barbecue sauce has been a family
" We try to seek
recipe since the 1950s, " John said. " It's actually responders as a way to show appreciation.
out people
He also believes that with the expected
five generations old and we sell it through a lot
with good
increase in production capacity and modern
of grocery stores as well.
equipment,
the
company
will
revisit
the
" But the biggest thing we learned about the
work habits in
wholesale side of its business.
meat business is that among small, family-run
an industrial
" We are not planning to jump into anything, "
companies, there are really no secrets and
environment
John said. " We'll take little bites to see what
there are no enemies. We have all learned
works
best.
Sometimes
our
staff
has
to
learn
to share our ideas and get solutions for our
and can teach
to inform customers of what we can't do; for
processes and products from each other. "
them the rest. "
example, batch sizes. It's just not economical for
As a true believer in helping others in the
us to do a lot of the smaller jobs that we used to, - JOHN WALKE
meat industry, John served on the American
but people have been respectful of that and are
Association of Meat Processors (AAMP)
willing to work with us.
board of directors and twice as president
" One of the rewarding things about
of the Oklahoma-Texas Meat Processors
having a retail store is being able to allow our
Association (OTMPA).
customers to steer us in a particular direction
" I learn even more than I share here and
regarding our products. Over the past several
at the AAMP, " he said. " My wife Michelle,
Lyndon and his wife Ashley attend conventions years this has been particularly important as
far as ready-to-eat and value-added products
as well. "
are concerned, which has carried over quite
Lyndon, also a former OTMPA president,
well into our custom and private labeling
says he's impressed and feels it is a continuing
business. We've been blessed following that
education school for new product, processing
philosophy. "
and managing ideas. He found there is
no intimidation there...just
genuine sharing.
John said the upcoming
expansion will allow the firm to
better separate the beef and hog
processing operations and grow
the retail area as well.
" Sometimes our strategic
planning gets very simple...we
lock the doors and turn off the
phones, " he said. " Then we can
communicate with everyone in the
company what we are doing and
why, and ask for their ideas. We
want to leave no one out of the
future and remind them of why we
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