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Small Business Matters Aiming to please BY STEVE KRUT For more than a century, Tank’s Meats has been meeting the needs of its customers T ank’s Meats in Elmore, Ohio, established a very simple philosophy: “We take our customers’ needs and ideas seriously.” Following that approach the business has continued to grow…for 106 years! shelves or bag purchases for customers on the weekends. It can also be found in the five delivery trucks that ship wholesale goods throughout Northwest Ohio. Tank’s was the brainchild of Fred Tank, who opened Their willingness and dedication to meeting the wishes a fresh meat and poultry store in downtown Elmore in of those they serve has served the family-owned-and-op- 1907, and delivered his wares by horse and wagon or by erated meat business with a continued pattern of expan- sled. His son, Walter, later expanded the business to offer sion and success. a full line of groceries, fruits and vegetables. “Everything our customers say is taken very seriously,” By 1947, the company moved their retail operation says President Eric Amstutz, “and most of the ideas they to their slaughter and processing plant outside of town, bring to our attention leads to us doing something to im- which is their current location. In the 1950’s the compa- prove the operation.” ny brought in a Swiss sausage maker to add to the prod- The proof can be found in the busy 40 ft.-by-40-ft. retail area where fifth-generation grandchildren help stock 52 • Meat&Poultry • March 2013 • uct line. This led to growth in its wholesale business and home freezer provisioning.

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Meat&Poultry - March 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Food-safety déjà vu
Business Notes - Vilsack details sequester impact on meat industry
More horse meat detected in European products
Smithfield, Kansas City Sausage form jv
Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions
Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas
USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant
Washington - Consequences of inspection cuts
Top 100 - This year's Top 100 ranking reflects the industry's evolution during challenging times
Corporate Citizenship - Sustainability-driven
Small Business Matters - Aiming to please
Ingredient Solutions - Accent on adventure
Pork Processing - Hog ties
Tools of the Trade - Cool Birds
Packaging Solutions - MAP mindsets
Show Preview - Worldwide welcome
From the Corral - Slow and steady improvements
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - March 2013