A woman-owned company and a third generation family business
1295_ 10/18/12 - With 60 years in the business there is an enormous number of people to pay tribute to. We can't forget about what our customers have done for us. They've been with us through thick and thin for 60 years. We've had a great group of suppliers and partners with our trade organizations and most importantly the employees of Birko that have helped make it successful, both current and past. We are talking with Kelly Green, owner and Chairman of the Board along with Mark Swanson, CEO of Birko Corp. Colorado Companies to Watch winner, Birko Corp. provides food safety solutions to the beef, poultry, pork, produce and brewery industries including concentrated chemical formulations and specialized equipment. Birko’s chemicals are green, sustainable and environmentally responsible, and our equipment line includes state-of-the-art chemical mixing and dispensing systems, as well as meat processing equipment. Founded in 1953, Birko is woman-owned company and a third generation family business. The company was voted the Supplier of the Century by one of the most respected meat associations in the country, the National Meat Association. Kelly tells us that her grandparents started the company almost 60 years ago - they're coming up on that anniversary - really excited about that. Kelly is third generation owner of the business. We've been practicing food safety solutions since 1953 when her grandparents started the company in their garage. We are really proud that we haven't had to lay any people off during this time...Listen for much more...
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LISTEN TO: Kelly Green & Mark Swanson, Birko
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