Batory Selects JDA to Bolster Inventory Planning and Forecasting

November 03, 2017

Batory Foods has selected JDA® Demand and JDA® Fulfillment to support its inventory planning processes across multiple facilities nationwide. The news was highlighted in a recent press release by JDA Software Group.

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Let’s Discuss Your Strategy for Success at the CSIFT Suppliers’ Night

October 19, 2017

Success tastes sweet! Our Sweetener Specialists® will be on hand at the Chicago IFT Suppliers’ Night to discuss the best sweetener strategies for your formulation. At the Batory booth, #733, attendees will learn more about our full offering of sweeteners, including beet and cane sugars, high-intensity sweeteners and sugar replacers, honey, brown rice syrup, liquid and dry corn sweeteners, tapioca syrup and more. Members of our Protein Team will also be available to help attendees find the right protein strategy, whether that includes dairy, egg, plant or animal-based proteins.

With over 500 exhibitors and more than 3,000 food technology professionals expected to attend, the Chicago IFT Suppliers’ Night is among the largest regional food technology exhibitions in the U.S., and a perfect opportunity to meet with our team. The event will take place on November 1st at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, beginning with a clean label symposium at 9am. The exhibit hall will be open from noon to 5:30pm. 

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Batory Manager Speaking at Long Island IFT Meeting

September 25, 2017

Batory Foods is proud to announce that Amy Gililand, a Batory Technical Service Manager, will be speaking on trends, types, and applications of vegetable proteins at an upcoming meeting for the Long Island Institute of Food Technologists.

Protein ingredients are in high demand, as over two thirds of people aim to consume moderate to high amounts of protein, according to a study by Datamonitor, and since 54% of people globally eat low or no-meat diets, vegetable proteins have taken a particularly strong role in the market. Now more than ever it is crucial to stay informed as new trends evolve.

Amy is a valued member of the Batory team, with more than 25 years of experience in the industry and a B.S. in Chemistry, Foods and Nutrition, as well as an M.S. in Applied Chemistry. Amy has held positions in product development, analytical chemistry, research and development management, and technical service. An active member of the IFT organization, Amy has also served as the program lead for Food, Health, and Nutritional tracks at several recent IFT events.

The meeting will take place on Monday, Oct 2nd, at The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Tpk. New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040.

MEET BATORY MARKET EXPERTS AT SSW 2017

September 08, 2017

While at SupplySide West 2017, visit Batory at booth II165 to meet with one of our market experts. We'll have members of our Protein Team available to provide information about our dairy, egg, plant and animal-based proteins. Our Sweetener Specialists will be on hand to discuss our full spectrum of sweeteners that includes sugars, corn sweeteners, high intensity sweeteners, honey, tapioca syrup and more.

We'll help you find the right ingredient for your formulation.

See below for a list of the days and times our experts will be available.

Batory highlighted in Transportation & Logistics International article

June 30, 2017

Batory's food safety capabilities are highlighted in a recent article in Transportation & Logistics International.

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Batory featured in Supply Chain World

June 30, 2017

Batory's Atlanta facility and logistics partnership are discussed in the Supply Chain World article.

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Batory nears completion of new state-of-the-art distribution center

March 21, 2017

Opening of the new facility is planned for this Spring.

 

Visit Batory at Natural Products Expo

March 10, 2017

While at Natural Products Expo, visit booth M504 to meet the Batory team. We'll be featuring a spiced mocha protein beverage and a new GPAC™ pouch technology. 

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Batory 2017 trade show calendar, Feb-May

March 10, 2017

2/7/2017
Southeastern Section IFT Food Industry Expo, Smyrna (Atlanta), GA

2/21/2017
PSIFT Puget Sound IFT Suppliers' Night, Seattle, WA

2/23/2017
OSIFT Oregon Section IFT Food Industry Expo, Portland, OR

3/8/2017
SCIFTS Southern California IFT Suppliers' Night, Anaheim, CA

3/9/2017
Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA

3/28/2017
Cactus Section IFT Suppliers' Night, Phoenix, AZ

3/28/2017
Western New York Section IFT, Rochester, NY

4/4/2017
Bonneville IFT Suppliers' Night & Candy Expo, Sandy, UT

4/5/2017
NYIFT Suppliers' Day, Somerset, NJ

4/27/2017
Ohio Valley Section IFT Show (OVIFT), West Chester, OH

5/2/2017
Northern California Section IFT, Pleasanton, CA

5/9/2017
Great Lakes Section IFT, Battle Creek, MI

5/17/2017
Northeast Section IFT Show, Worcester, MA

5/20/2017
Lake Erie Section IFT Show, Solon, OH

“Honey-gate”: What you need to know about Illegally Transshipped and Adulterated Honey

September 22, 2016

The past five to ten years have been epic in the honey market. Companies have been found guilty of adulterated and illegally transshipped honey, associated people have been arrested, the market is seeing an unjustified surplus of product and Colony Collapse Disorder has cost the lives of many a poor bee. With all the buzz, Batory Foods aims to keep you well informed as new market indicators emerge.

In Batory’s May 2016 Honey Market Update, we reported that, for the first time in seven years, the honey supply is keeping up with demand. We noted that the domestic crop is only able to provide one third of what the U.S. consumes. And we identified some of the major exporting countries, which, in 2015, accounted for about 365 million pounds of imported material. This information applied to widely used conventional amber and light amber honey, with the exception of specialty honey such as organic, fair-trade, orange blossom, clover sourced and certified non-GMO honey.
 

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DAIRY COMMODITIES UPDATE

September 12, 2016

The US has a lot of milk. Milk production here has kept up a steady pace this year. Through July, milk production gained 1.4% year-over-year. California and the Southwest were in negative territory through much of the early part of the year, while the upper Midwest was showing tremendous gains. Those factors, coupled together, signaled to the market average production for 2016.

Over the last two months, however, the Southwest reversed course, posting gains. While not in positive territory, California was down only 0.8% in July. To give some perspective, a production number of -0.8% was the best for California since 2014. This trend points to stronger numbers through the remainder of 2016.

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Visit Batory at SupplySide West and Meet our Protein Experts!

September 12, 2016

At Batory, we offer a powerful mix of the highest quality protein products and industry knowledge to make your formulation a success.

While at SupplySide West, visit booth GG159 to meet the Batory Protein Team and learn more about how we can help you source a single protein ingredient or a full complement of dairy, egg, plant and animal based proteins.

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VISIT BATORY AT SUPPLYSIDE WEST AND MEET OUR SWEETENER SPECIALISTS

August 29, 2016

Batory Foods offers a full spectrum of sweeteners including beet and cane sugars, liquid and dry corn sweeteners, high-intensity sweeteners, honey, brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup and more. Our Sweetener Specialists use their knowledge and expertise of the commercial markets to provide insights in their respective areas of focus.

While at SupplySide West, visit booth GG159 to meet the Batory Sweetener Specialists.

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Batory Foods Breaks Ground on Wilmington, IL, Distribution and Handling Facility

June 13, 2016

Plan Incorporates Cutting-Edge Technology and Sustainable Design Elements

On May 16, 2016, Batory Foods broke ground on the construction of a 678,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, IL. At a groundbreaking ceremony and reception at the construction site, the food ingredients distribution company introduced the community to Batory’s work and its plans for the site.

Alston Construction, headquartered in Lisle, IL, and Chicago-based Ridge Development are managing construction and development.

“This Wilmington handling and distribution center will be the flagship in the Batory organization,” said Ron Friedman, President, Batory, during the opening ceremony. “It will set the standard for efficiency and food safety throughout the food industry.”

Wilmington’s Mayor J. Marty Orr offered an inspiring message about the contributions Batory will make to the city. Fred Dingraudo, VP of Operations, Batory, thanked Wilmington officials for their support, including those in attendance: City Administrator Tony Graff, Police Chief Phillip Arnold and Fire Chief Tim Zlomie.

Jessica Stoja, Batory’s Operations Project Manager, shared the company’s vision for the future: The facility will incorporate cutting-edge technology and embrace environmentally responsible design elements, like remote-sensor LED lighting and electric car charging stations. With technologies in place to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, the site will seek to earn C-TPAT Certification and OSHA VPP status for Employee Safety.

“Batory is financially strong, an industry leader, and is committed to social responsibility,” said Stoja. “We are determined to become an integral part of this community, and we will continue to expand opportunity within the City of Wilmington and throughout Will County.”

The distribution center will perform two distinct operating functions: The building’s north end will be a full service distribution center. A portion of distribution from Batory’s Oakley, IL, facility will move to Wilmington. As the remaining distribution services will stay in place at Oakley, this represents an expansion of Batory’s capabilities.

In the building’s south end, Batory will provide third party logistics (3PL) services to Fonterra, a leading multinational dairy company with roots in New Zealand, beginning November 2016. Staffed entirely by Batory Foods employees, Batory will receive material directly from New Zealand, managing the inbound and outbound services related to that inventory.

To launch what will be sustained community involvement in Wilmington, Batory is sponsoring a charity basketball event this October. The fundraiser will support the addition of a canine member to the Wilmington police force. Batory is also a proud sponsor of the Wilmington Bobcats, a nonprofit youth tackle football and cheerleading organization. The sponsorship helps fund uniforms, equipment and facility maintenance and upgrades.

 

About Batory Foods
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food and beverage manufacturers. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Batory’s network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum.

Press Contact: Kaydi Decker, Media Relations Director | KDecker@batoryfoods.com

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Dairy Commodities Update

June 06, 2016

Milk Production
There is a lot of milk out there. The European Union is still producing milk. Despite falling farmgate prices and stocks moving into intervention, dairy farmers are still putting up huge numbers. EU output on a January-to-January basis grew over 5%. One publication compared that to a US growth of almost 7% and a whopping 35% or more in New Zealand. This is a lot of milk. There is talk about allowing voluntary supply controls by
countries. This would be a return, to some degree, of a form of quotas that the European Union just jettisoned.

US production grew tepidly at 1%, led again by the Midwest at 4.3%. California and the Southwest remain in the negatives. The Northeast showed strong output at 2.5%. New Zealand’s output continues to be hampered in part by poor commodity prices and poor returns at the farm level. Farmers are expected to dry off cows early rather than limp along with the feed, labor and energy expenses associated
with milking. If there isn’t a turnaround in pricing soon, they could also see an increase in culling.


We have entered into an extended period of very low pricing in the powder markets. Both nonfat and whey continue to hover at lows not seen in years or, in the case of nonfat, ever. Producers note some signs of a potential price increase...

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Dairy Commodities Update

April 18, 2016

We started 2016 the way we ended 2015, with nonfat dry milk and whey languishing at low CME and Dairy Market News reported prices, whey proteins in a slump and the butter market perplexing us all. US milk production in the opening of 2016 mirrors the end of 2015, with production good-to-strong in the Midwest and East and poor in the West and Southwest.

2015 saw the end of the European Union’s more than 30- year run with a Central Planning style dairy quota system. This frees up farmers to produce what they want without fear of penalty, allowing the market to dictate price and production. That is said slightly tongue-in-cheek. They still have a government-supported intervention program that buys milk when it falls to a set price, not unlike our old Commodity Credit Corporation that would by powder at a default price. The US eliminated that program in favor of farmer-purchased margin protection insurance.

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BATORY FOODS NAMED CORBION AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR

March 21, 2016

Des Plaines, Ill.―Batory Foods has been named an authorized distributor for the Corbion product line, including lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides. The U.S.-produced Corbion products span functions―including preservation, flavor enhancement, pH regulation and mineral fortification―across meat and poultry, dairy, beverage, confectionery, nutritional foods, fruits and vegetables and more.

This development is the natural progression of the flourishing relationship Batory and Corbion have enjoyed for years. Today, Corbion can focus on its core business, while Batory—with its multiple warehouses across the U.S.―will manage the needs of customers with a demand for less-than-truckload shipments.

“This is a win for Batory, Corbion and, most important, our customers,” says Ken Krasowski, Senior Product Manager. “Corbion benefits from the efficiencies we offer. For customers, we can quickly deliver anywhere across the U.S. So we’re taking lead times down from two to three weeks to just a few days.”

Moreover, customers who already source from Batory can add Corbion their existing orders, using Batory as a centralized provider for all ingredient needs. This eliminates the paperwork- and time-intensive process of working with varied distributors.

Contact your Batory representative with questions and to begin sourcing Corbion through our warehouses, effective immediately.

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food, beverage and dietary supplement manufactures. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Our network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT CORBION
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. The company delivers high performance biobased products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and adhesives. Its products have a differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. (www.corbion.com)

Press Contact: Kaydi Decker, Media Relations Director | kdecker@batoryfoods.com

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BATORY FOODS TO OPEN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY IN WILMINGTON, IL

March 18, 2016

Des Plaines, Ill.―This May, Batory Foods breaks ground on a 678,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, IL. There, Batory will launch a new line of business, providing third party logistics services to key suppliers, beginning November 2016.

Fonterra, a leading multinational dairy company, chose Batory as its new third-party logistics provider in Illinois and will be serviced out of this new location. As Fonterra’s largest U.S. distributor, Batory is uniquely positioned to provide a superior third-party logistics service experience.

Outfitted in state-of-the-art technology, the facility will stay ahead of the regulatory curve, including increased regulation from the Food Safety Modernization Act and regulating bodies involved in both Quality and Employee Safety.

“Not only does the technology give us an edge from a business perspective,” says Jessica Stoja, Operations Project Manager, Batory. “It allows us to meet and exceed world-class standards in food safety, security and employee safety.”

Some technology upgrades will include custom-built food grade dock packages, which bolster environmental controls and provide increased food safety. These allow trailer seals to be both sealed and unsealed inside the facility. Yard managements and an automatic gate system will decrease carrier cycle time on-site and increase throughput, providing up-to-the-minute accuracy in inventory availability. The distribution center will be C-TPAT Certified.

The site will also include features to support wellness among the company’s most valuable resources: its people. An employee walking track and outdoor employee amenities space will enhance the Employee Wellness program and overall employee engagement.

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Batory’s network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT FONTERRA
Fonterra is a global, co-operatively-owned company with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the 22 billion litres of milk we collect each year and sharing it with the world. (www.fonterra.com)

Artist Rendering Credit: Ridege Development and Harris Architects, Inc.

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Big Heart: Batory “Goes Red” for Heart Awareness Month

February 12, 2016

At the heart of any change is a willingness to take action. On Friday, February 5, Batory Foods team members from coast to coast donned red attire in support of the American Heart Association’s “National Wear Red Day.” Participants - from locations including Atlanta, Commerce, Des Plaines, Garland, Hayward, Oakley and Union City – joined thousands of businesses nationwide celebrating the event. “We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the Go Red for Women® initiative,” says Rita Ramirez, Corporate Excellence Manager. “Overall, our participation as a company was amazing. Everyone had fun raising awareness for such a worthwhile cause.”

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Avian Influenza: Its Effect on Producers & the Market - Past, Present, Future

December 08, 2015

Since mid-December, 2014, the industry has undergone what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) called the worst outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) in U.S. history. We’ve kept you informed of breaking news at every turn. In this brief, however, we will provide a retrospective of the outbreak from its beginning to today. We’ll also explore its effect on the market and what we might expect in the future.

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2015 FDA Ruling on Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHO’s)

October 01, 2015

This June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHO's) are not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in human food. The ruling effectively prohibits the use of PHO's in human food, introducing daunting reformulation issues for many applications. Products that contain PHO's must become compliant by June 18, 2018.

Consider Batory your partner in the face of this change. With broad expertise, we will recommend appropriate PHO replacements from our vast catalogue of PHO-free fat bases, including shortenings, oils, margarines, dressings and more. As important, we offer technical resources— both in house and via trusted vendors—to ensure that your R&D initiatives succeed.

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Visit Batory Foods at SupplySide West and Meet our Protein Experts

September 24, 2015

At Batory we offer a powerful mix of the highest quality protein products. Our Protein Experts use their knowledge and expertise of the commercial markets to provide insights in their respective areas of focus.

While at SupplySide West, visit booth 3664 to meet the Batory Protein Team.

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Visit Batory Foods at SupplySide West and Meet our Sweetener Specialists

September 07, 2015

Batory Foods offers a full spectrum of sweeteners including beet and cane sugars, liquid and dry corn sweeteners, high-intensity sweeteners, honey, brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup and more. Our Sweetener Specialist use their knowledge and expertise of the commerical markets to provide insights in their respective areas of focus.

While at SupplySide West, visit booth 3664 to meet the Batory Sweetener Specialists.

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June 2015 Dairy Commodities Update

June 30, 2015

The “plenty of milk” narrative continues. Earlier in the year, forecasts showed an abundant milk supply. It also showed waning demand. Taken together, those trends conspire to tell a story of ample milk on the global market.

While New Zealand production period is over, its overall results were a sound 2.2% growth. The EU is finally operating quota free, allowing dairy farmers to produce what they want. Early in the year, while the quotas were in effect, dairy production in Europe was restricted to avoid quota overruns and the imposition of fines. Post-quota production indications, however, show building supplies. Certainly, herd numbers are building, with the majority of dairy countries adding head. US milk product expanded a healthy 1.7% in the first quarter of 2015. There was some pull back in March but output remained robust as we passed through the traditional peak production period of spring flush.

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Avian Influenza Outbreak Worsens

June 22, 2015

Since our May report on the current outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI)—the worst in U.S. history—the crisis has escalated. In our latest update, we include more information on this topic and details about how Batory is addressing it.

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Batory Foods: Protein Powerhouse

June 11, 2015

Once the dominion primarily of sports nutrition, “high protein” is an opportunity no formulator can afford to ignore—whether you’re a functional food purveyor or food and beverage marketer.

In 2015 and beyond, the formulators who stand to win understand that consumers’ appetite for protein doesn’t stop at the supplement store. Look no further than pharmacy shelves, which bow under the weight of protein shakes and bars. In the grocery store, protein claims have moved beyond traditional realms like dairy. The aisles now teem with cereals, baked goods and beverages (even pet foods and dressings) making “high protein” claims. That’s to say nothing of the glossy magazines putting protein in their headlines.


What’s driving the protein passion? Credit a surge in health and wellness awareness, as well as ever more sophisticated exercise and nutrition science. The extreme protein diet craze of the early 2000s has given way to a better-informed consumer base. Fortunately, people no longer dine on bacon and cheese all day. But they have developed what you might call a “protein IQ,” replacing carbohydrates with protein-based energy sources for the latter’s wellness edge. 

All of this dovetails with the phenomenal success of the sports nutrition market, which has outperformed all other consumer health categories globally, according to Euromonitor. Within sports nutrition, protein is by far the fastest growing market. To capture their fair share of this success, mainstream brands have taken up the protein mantle. And why wouldn’t they?

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Avian Influenza Update - Batory Taking Proactive Measures

May 18, 2015

America is in the grips of an avian influenza (AI) epidemic—the worst in U.S. history. The outbreak has forced poultry farmers to euthanize millions of turkeys and chickens, with new cases emerging daily. Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency, while teams of scientists scramble to better understand precisely how this “H5” virus is spreading.

At Batory Foods, we are working tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the epidemic, which has hit suppliers across the U.S., including our own egg supplier. We’re confident that our national scale, service excellence and far-ranging portfolio offer several advantages—not least the expertise to problem solve with customers.

In our Market Update, we include more information on this topic and details about how Batory is addressing it.

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Protein Powerhouse

April 09, 2015

At Batory Foods we offer a powerful mix of the highest quality protein products and industry knowledge to make your formulation a success. 

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April 2015 Dairy Commodities Update

April 01, 2015

The story at the beginning of the year was the potential abundance of milk going into 2015. The story continues to be milk, milk and more milk in the global marketplace. In the main milk-producing areas of the world, specifically the EU and New Zealand, we have seen a striking turnaround in the amount of milk production. Many of us remember the recent double whammy: a production-ending early drought in New Zealand during a cold, wet spring and government-imposed milk production quotas that kept milk production numbers in the EU dramatically low. The US market became the source to the world for butter and SMP. We are looking at a slightly different picture today.

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Batory Foods Ingredion Announcement

March 20, 2015

Batory Foods now offers Ingredion Starches, Fibers and Pulse Ingredients to the Southern California Region. 

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Batory’s Efforts to Minimize Impact of Driver Shortage

March 06, 2015

As many of you know, the nation is in the midst of a truck driver shortage. Although the issue is national in scope, we believe every delivery is personal. As such, we pledge to stand by your side and work through every complication, including those based on factors beyond our control.

In this newsletter, we present an overview of the problem and Batory's diligent efforts to address it.

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