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CIRAS and Burke Corporation focus on continuous improvement

Burke employee

Burke Corporation of Nevada, Iowa, has more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing and marketing fully cooked meats that are used as ingredients in food items prepared by restaurants, food service establishments and prepared food manufacturers. Burke also has a long-term relationship with ISU Extension and Outreach and the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), participating in meat science short courses, sustainability-related training and research aimed at helping the company enhance its performance.

“We incorporate the continuous improvement philosophy in all aspects of our business,” says David Weber, senior vice president. “CIRAS provides a great technical resource to companies like ours. They are great partners in helping us achieve our goals.”

This article appeared in April 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter