January marked a significant milestone for Stampede Meat, Inc. as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. What began in 1995 as a family business has grown into a leader in the industry. We owe this achievement in part to the vision of our founders who based every relationship be it with customers, employees or partners on trust and loyalty.
This year so far has been a celebration of twenty years of hard work, determination and success. We have great pride in knowing that our success is largely attributed to the teamwork of approximately 40 employees celebrating their 20th anniversary with the company and the other 1,600 employees and all of their contributions. This loyalty is a clear sign that working at Stampede is more than just a job; it is a work family, the Stampede family.
For two decades Stampede has been supplying its customers with the highest quality products and unmatched consistency that our customers have come to expect from us. By employing the strategy of putting “Customer Satisfaction” first we have been able to develop relationships based on trust and honesty. Customers turn to us every day for industry information and new cutting edge culinary ideas.
It is exceptionally gratifying that Stampede has operated for 20 years and has grown to over 500 million dollars in revenue. Stampede has come a long ways from its humble beginnings in the Chicago Stockyards to the current Company headquarters operating out of the state of the art 145,000 square feet facility in Bridgeview, IL. Our top of the line fully cooked products are produced in our Oak Lawn, IL facility. The grandest facilities are only as good as the people and customers that keep the lights on and the freezer cold.
The success achieved is driven by our strong team members and their desire to better themselves daily. It is our goal to be steadfast in our efforts to continue to operate and run with the same pride and values that were chiseled into the Company two decades ago.
It is a tremendous accomplishment and privilege to grow and prosper as we have for twenty years. As we move forward we hope that each of you will continue to grow with us in the future — and join us in recognizing over 40 people who have been with us from the very start.
John Harbut, Casey Cikowski, John Cikowski, and Krys Harbut celebrate 20 years of service at Stampede Meat with Brock Furlong and Bill Asleson pictured above.