Heart is about caring. Demonstrating service, not just proclaiming it. Companies cannot be GREAT when only one side wins, everybody needs to benefit. Heart means looking out for our brothers and sisters, building a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Hustle is all about hard work, and a desire to get better every single day. Going the extra mile. Leaving it all on the field. Serving our partners. Manufacturing may not be “sexy,” but we love it, and it is still a cornerstone of this great country. Heart & Hustle is the corporate blog of LM Foods. Where Loyalty Matters.
April 1, 2016

April Fool’s Day: Laughter Matters!

April 1st.  April Fools’ Day.  A day set aside for doing harmless pranks or jokes on your friends, co-workers, etc.  The outcome of said prank?  Laughter. A great prank is a display of creativity.  Stress.  Laughter.  In many ways, it’s a show of trust, that we can play a joke on a co-worker and they won’t take it too seriously, and […]
January 14, 2016

The Lottery Chronicles @ LM Foods

We had some fun with the $1.5 BILLION jackpot yesterday morning. First, we had a guest in our conference room, who also happened to be our BRC auditor for food safety and quality.  Whether it’s an IRS audit or a manufacturing plant audit, the mere mention of the “A” word tends to quicken the heartbeat.  Nothing like a billion dollar […]
December 16, 2015

The Godfather Got it Wrong: “It’s Not Personal…..”

I love a great Godfather quote more than anyone, and this could be the most famous of them all: I’m not one to challenge the GF.  But as it relates to building a business, he got it wrong. It’s not Personal?  IF your a leader, have you ever had to…. Terminate an employee? Go a different direction in your business […]
October 1, 2015

When to “Cut Bait” in the Business Relationship Game?

What is the one asset that is common to everyone, and arguably the most valuable? Time! Time does not discriminate.  It doesn’t care about your To-Do List.  Your Bank Account.  Your Brand Name.  Time just keeps on ticking. So if time is so valuable, when do you know when you should walk away from a potential business relationship that doesn’t […]
August 24, 2015

Partners Matter!

A sales partner of ours referred to the 2014 LM Foods change of ownership as a “Re-birth!”  That’s an interesting description that many inside the company hopefully agree.  Even companies that have been around for 20+ years can have new beginnings.   When I think about the PROCESS of acquiring LM Foods, it is hard not to acknowledge the great […]