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>p PRODUCERS Motivatit Seafoods LLC Half-Shell History Motivatit Seafoods continues a centuries-old family legacy in the seafood business with a focus on oyster harvesting and processing. By Jim Harris family with seafood industry ties dating back to the 18th century is marking a major landmark this year. Motivatit Seafoods LLC, owned by the seventh generation of the Voisin family, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company is the latest seafood-related endeavor for the family, which has been involved in the business since its first generation arrived in what is now Louisiana from France in the 18th century, says company President Mike Voisin, who co-owns Motivatit with his twin brother, Steve. company profile Mike and Steve have been with the oyster producer each one of those 40 years, as they started Motivatit Seafoods LLC working for their father and company founder, Revenues: $ to $ million 10 15 Ernest Voisin, as teenagers. “We’ve been deckHQ: Houma, La. Employees: 100 hands, swept floors, culled oysters, shoveled oysters Specialty: Oysters and shucked oysters … whatever it takes,” Mike Mike Voisin, president: “We’re blessed to have the opportunity says. “We’re blessed to have the opportunity to grow to grow with the company and with the company and the seafood community.” the seafood community.” The next generation of the Voisin family business 90 food & drink • july/august 2011 • << Motivatit Seafoods processes approximately 60,000 pounds of oysters each day, sourced primarily from its farm in central coastal Louisiana. A is secure, as Mike Voisin’s son Greg, daughter Sandy, son-in- laws Jason and Marcello, and Steve’s sons Jarod and Jason are now involved with and working for the company. Mike and Steve Voisin oversee a company that has grown from a small harvesting operation to a multimilliondollar company that processes 60,000 pounds of oysters a day. The company predominantly sources its oysters from its farm in central coastal Louisiana, and processes them in two nearby plants. Five main products are derived from each batch of oysters Motivatit processes: • Gold Band Oysters, its premier branded product;

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Food and Drink - July/August 2011
News a la Carte
Consumer Trends
Social Media 101
Strengthening Brands
Food Law
Producers: Hidden Pandemic
Independent Distillers
S. Martinelli & Co.
Wyandot Inc.
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Gills Onions LLC
Neri’s Bakery Products Inc.
Ramar Foods International
Banks Holdings Ltd.
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
Mariani Packing Co. Inc.
Sam A. Lupo & Sons Inc
Faribault Foods Inc.
Suiza Dairy Corp.
Sunset Farm Foods
Vanns Spices
Berner Food & Beverage Inc.
Cajun Specialty Meats Inc.
Cristalia Premium Water
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Vande Bunte Eggs
Motivatit Seafoods LLC
Navarro Pecan Co.
Alpine Meats
West Liberty Foods LLC
Wilber Packing Co. LLC
Restaurants: Tax Incentives
Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurants Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
HuHot Mongolian Grills LLC
Glacier Restaurant Group
Jake’s Wayback Burgers
Original Tommy’s World Famous Hamburgers
Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria
Flippers Pizzeria
Larry’s Giant Subs
Mario’s Pizza
Shake’s Frozen Custard
The Fish Market
Distributors: A Package Deal
Diaz Foods
Arista Industries
Columbia Distributing
Allied Specialty Foods
Fresher Than Fresh
Golden Valley Industries
Lancaster Foods LLC
Milne Fruit Products
Retailers: SBA at the NRA
Cooke’s Food Store
Gulf Island Shrimp and Seafood
New Leaf Community Markets
Three Things

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