Tom Lange Co. Celebrates 60th Anniversary; Becky Wilson Talks Southern Exposure
SPRINGFIELD, IL - To become one of the elite in our industry, you must always remain poised for growth, nimble in the market, and able to adapt with success in our constantly changing fresh produce landscape. One company that achieves these goals in legacy as well as its forward-looking vision, is the Tom Lange Co., and what a better place to share its message than at this year’s SEPC Southern Exposure.
“This year Tom Lange Co. is celebrating its 60th anniversary, that in and of itself is a powerful message to the industry,” Becky Wilson, Vice President of Operations, shares with me. “What this means is that we have not only been successful for the last 60 years but are perfectly poised for success in the next 60. Stability in a fast-paced industry points to our commitment to our supply base, to make sure that we have the best associates in place and to ensuring the success of our customers.”
Southern Exposure is always an amazing way to kick off the year and the trade show season. The Tom Lange company will be taking advantage of the SEPC platform by promoting not only its Seven Seas-grown strawberries, citrus, and asparagus, but also the advantages of working with the Tom Lange offices and Lange Logistics.
“Working with any of the Tom Lange business groups can open up endless possibilities in terms of supply and logistics. We either grow it, procure it, and/or ship it; we are a full-service organization,” Becky expresses. “The strength of being in business for over 60 years means that we understand that strategies and messaging are ever-changing. Working closely with our grower/shipper community and customers alike we tailor programs so that success is derived throughout the distribution channel.”
As Becky wraps up her thoughts on the show, she adds that Southern Exposure provides the perfect environment to connect with not only customers, but also industry colleagues across multiple events.
“The atmosphere created by SEPC is one of friendship and fellowship, which is unique in today’s environment,” she says.
The excitement of another SEPC Southern Exposure is palpable amongst our industry already, and we can’t wait for the event to hit this month! Check out the Tom Lange Company at booth #218 to see what they have in store and keep an eye out for our AndNowUKnow boots on the ground!