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Byrne Dairy / HQ: Syracuse, N.Y. / 2009 revenues: $500 million / Employees:600 / Specialty: Dairy products / Nick Marsella, senior VP and COO: “You can make a good product functionally but if it doesn’t meet your customers’ needs, it’s not a great product.” byrne dairy prides itself on its ability to serve its customers quickly. Fresh Value byrne dairy has been serving new york with fresh dairy products since the 1930 s. by fernie tiflis Byrne Dairy has come a long way since 1933, when founder Matthew V. Byrne bottled and delivered highquality milk to homes and stores in central New York by horse-drawn wagons. Dedication to quality and never-ending commitment to its customers have led the Syracuse, N.Y., firm to become one of the leading dairy producers and dealers in the industry today. Being family owned has taught Byrne Dairy the importance of maintaining strong relationships and solving customers’ challenges. Senior Vice President and COO Nick Marsella credits the company’s philosophy for 34 SUMMER 2010 Fast Facts Byrne Dairy maintains three facilities in New York: > A 43,000-square-foot ice cream plant with a bakery; > A 112,000-square-foot fresh products plant for milk, juices and drinks > A 110,000-square-foot extended shelf life plant for products with shelf life of between 60 and 120 days depending on the packaging systems used. its longevity. “We are nimble,” he states. “We are able to respond to our customers much quicker and make decisions faster. I think the reason for our longevity is the culture of trust of really caring for our customers and the people on our team that drive positive results. The Byrne family has always had a vested interest in the community. It has taken us a long time to build that trust.” Byrne Dairy gets its supply of raw milk from 250 farmers located within a 60-mile radius of its facility. The company uses its own fleet to pick up the milk to better control logistics, Marsella notes. This use of local sup- Fully Capable Byrne Dairy’s main products include: > Milks and creams – Extended shelf life > Milks, creams and juices – Fresh dairy > Ice cream > Butter and cheese

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010

Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010
Global Strategies
Continuous Improvement
Smart Pricing
Supply Chain
Business Value
Moving Forward
Westmark Products
Byrne Dairy
Ultrafryer Systems Inc.
Wil-Rich LLC & Wishek MFG LLC
American Precision Fabricators
Aqua Products Inc.
Black Diamond Equipment
Columbian Home Products
Control Devices LLC
Endustra Filter Manufacturers Inc
Heil Trailer International
Assembled Products
Order-Matic Corp.
Professional Building Systems Inc.
Smart Start Inc
Bosal International
Ausco Products Inc.
Brodart Company
Cambrex Corp.
Chapin International Inc.
Cleveland Gear Co.
Consolidated Precision Products
Control Flow Inc.
Douglas Autotech Corp.
Fetzer Architectural Products
The FNA Group
Fourslide Spring and Stamping Inc.
G.A. West & Company
Great Lakes Power Group
Grimm Brothers Plastics
Legends Furniture Inc.
National Tube Supply Co.
Optex Systems Inc.
Sunburst Electronics
V.E. Enterprises Inc
W. Soule & Company
Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010