Congratulating Erie Foods International on Their 75Th Anniversaryby Representative Cheri Bustos
Posted on 2013-12-10
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mrs. BUSTOS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Erie Foods
International in Erie, Illinois, on the occasion of their 75th
Erie Foods International manufactures ingredients that are used in many different brands of nutritional beverages and bars, dairy products, sports drinks, coffee and more. Founded as Erie Casein Dryers in 1938 by Arden and Marjorie Reisenbigler, Erie Foods is truly a family business. The company is currently run by their son, David Reisenbigler, whose older brother was CEO for five years beginning in 1977 and whose son and sister also work for Erie Foods. In the past 75 years, Erie Foods has grown to a global company, with 194 employees worldwide, including 33 in Erie.
Additionally, Erie Foods makes it a point to buy from local dairies at many of their plants and donates a portion of their profits to charitable organizations. CEO David Reisenbigler explains that ``we want to be more than a company that just takes profits. We want to improve the communities where we are.'' Mr. Speaker, I want to again congratulate Erie Foods International for reaching this impressive milestone and I wish them even more success over the next 75 years.