LEESBURG — Maple Leaf Farms recently presented Colbert Packaging with its 2017 Supplier of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize an organization that helps the company grow and better manage its business.
“Suppliers who are reliable and supportive of our high-quality standards and processes are invaluable to our business,” said Chief Operating Officer Scott Reinholt. “Colbert Packaging has been a partner with Maple Leaf Farms for more than 20 years. During this time, they have consistently met our specifications and been responsive to our changing needs.”
This is the second year that Maple Leaf Farms has awarded its Supplier of the Year award. During the presentation at Colbert Packaging’s Elkhart facility, Maple Leaf Farms Co-President Scott Tucker presented the award to Colbert Packaging General Manager of Elkhart Operations Tim Price. Staff members at the location attended the awards ceremony and hosted a facility tour for the Maple Leaf Farms representatives in attendance.
“Colbert Packaging is a key supplier for retail packaging for both our duck and chicken lines, making their on-time performance critical to our success,” said Reinholt. “Their willingness to work with raw material vendors to reduce input cost, change setup times and adjust run sizes to meet our needs is invaluable.”
Maple Leaf Farms is North America’s leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail and foodservice markets throughout the world with innovative, value-added foods. Founded in 1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a fourth generation family-owned company that also markets innovative natural health products and services through its MLF Biotech division and an integrated duck production system, INDUX, through its international division.