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C&A Scale Service Inc. is a leading manufacturer and installer of bulk weigh grain loadout systems located in Crescent, Iowa. The company also sells and installs trucks scales, truck probe sampling systems and bulk controllers for large grain...

Chuck Obern founded C&B Farms Inc. (C&B) in 1986, and he still runs the farm with his two sons: Charles Jr., nicknamed Boots, and Michael. C&B consists of a produce farm located in Clewiston, Fla., which grows a wide array of specialty produce from melons to peppers. Chuck’s organic...

The lumber business is not the same today as it was a decade ago. Mills have consolidated and large corporations have entered the industry, squeezing out smaller middleman operations by selling directly to the end user. This has forced companies like...

Kevin Eggert’s grandfather Carle H. Belt founded C.H. Belt & Associates Inc. (C.H. Belt) in 1968. In the four-plus decades since, the family business has carved out a niche in fresh and frozen produce distribution throughout the United States and into Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. With...

Cadco Ltd. (Cadco) is a foodservice equipment company headquartered in Winsted, Conn., that specializes in countertop convection ovens and other small equipment made available through dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Cadco does much of its own manufacturing at its Connecticut facility, and has...

Caddy Corporation (Caddy) has been in business since 1945, when Henry Rothschild established the business as a small custom stainless steel fabricator. For nearly 70 years, the company has grown and diversified. Caddy has become a leading manufacturer of high-quality food service equipment and...

Cairncross & Hempelmann P.S. (C&H) has been part of the fabric of Seattle since 1987, when the firm first opened its doors. The nationally recognized firm represents clients across all major industries including emerging...

The Calandro family has been a name in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, grocery business since 1941 when owners Brazil and Vennera Calandro opened the first small corner store, originally named the Plee-zing Food Store, at 4142 Government Street. Three generations later, the family name and signature...

The corporate identity “Calbee North America” has only existed since 2010, but the road that led to its inception took place over half a century. Calbee North America’s parent company, Calbee Foods Co, was founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1949, and is the second-largest snack food company in the...

In the last decade, the organic movement has exploded and the sector is one of the fastest growing in agriculture. Increased consumer awareness means more shoppers are searching for foods grown without GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or harsh synthetic pesticides and chemicals. As a result, more...

Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill LLP (CTSC Law) is a nationally recognized law firm, known for representing businesses, employers, professionals and other individuals throughout California. Based in Irvine, California, CTSC Law also has...

CandyWarehouse.com (CandyWarehouse) is one of the country’s largest online retailers of sweets. Christopher Pratt, CEO and founder of CandyWarehouse, started the business in 1998. “It started as mostly an experiment in learning about the Internet,” explains Pratt.

With a master’s degree...

David Ficher began learning to work on golf cars at the age of 15. “I started as a service tech for another company, right out of a trade-school program,” Ficher explains. “I worked for them for 12 years, learned the trade and got all my certifications through school. One day, I realized that I...

Based in Round Rock, Texas, Capstone Commodities LLC is a feed ingredient merchandising company selling a range of feed supplies to dairies, feed yards and feed mills. The business currently ships more than 2,000 tons...

There are many reasons Kristina Chastain, president and CEO of Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant (Captain George’s), loves the restaurant industry, but her main motive has always been people. Today, the seafood-buffet is expanding across the East Coast, with four locations in three states and...

Visitors to Virginia Beach have certain expectations when they come to vacation at the Atlantic coast resort town; miles of sandy beaches, a bustling Boardwalk, and of course, lots of fresh seafood. Since 1979, Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant has been bringing the bounty of the sea to...

In 1991 Americas Produce, owned by Harvey Pollak, as well as Carbon Produce, owned by Fernando Piaz, merged to form CarbAmericas Inc. (CarbAmericas). After one year of doing business Harvey bought out Fernando’s shares. CarbAmericas is currently owned by Harvey, CEO, as well as Jeff Friedman,...

Whether reading data from the National Coffee Association or merely walking around in public, it’s clear to see the presence of coffee in the United States beverage arena. Forty percent of 18 to 24 year olds and over 50 percent of 25 to 39 year olds will enjoy at least one cup, and on average...

The food brokerage industry is often dominated by national conglomerates, offering a one-size-fits-all solution and little in terms of direct ownership and involvement. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carlin O’Brien Batson (COB)...

John A. Jones Sr. began his professional journey in Georgia at Cudahy Packing, and was then recruited by a group of Smithfield, N.C., businessmen to relocate and start a pork and beef processing plant. Jones Sr. then became a stockholder and manager of Carolina Packing, which was later rebranded...

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