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Bunzl USA Honored With American Meat Institute 2014 Supplier of the Year Award

Friday, January 31, 2014
 

Atlanta, Georgia –Bunzl USA of St. Louis, Missouri, was named the American Meat Institute (AMI) 2014 Supplier of the Year.  The announcement  was made today during an awards breakfast during the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Institute recognized Bunzl, its outstanding products and remarkable commitment to service.  Bunzl Processor Division/Koch Supplies has been the leader in meat processing and packaging supplies for over 130 years.  The company is a member of AMI’s Supplier Committee and exhibitor at AMI’s Animal Care & Handling Conference.  In presenting the award, AMI’s Chairman Greg Benedict, chief operating officer and president of American Food Group,  described the success of the company coming from Chuck Bildstein’s leadership and Bunzl’s atmosphere of excellent customer service.

In nominating Bunzl, AMI’s Animal Welfare Committee highlighted the work of Chuck Bildstein, who is widely known in the industry for his customer service and problem-solving efforts. Bildstein delivered a highly rated talk about troubleshooting and maintaining stunners at the 2013 Animal Care and Handling Conference.

Benedict detailed how Bildstein provided assistance to a small processor who was struggling with a stunning challenge.  Benedict explained, “He did special research and provided technical advice at no charge simply because it was the right thing to do -- not because the company stood to profit from these issues.”

“Chuck Bildstein typifies the level of service and excellence this industry has come to know and expect from Bunzl, a company that truly partners with processors in ensuring that they can achieve high standards that the industry seeks to exemplify,” explained Benedict. 

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