SL Tribune March 18th 1977
'inn Achieves Top Honor By Robert H. Woody Tribune Business Editor Debonin,j equipment designed and Beehive , copped was one of only 13 to get •wards, taking top honors for outstanding outstanding enguteenng technology in the food ***> folding to Bo2 representatives of other winning companies were honored at a "five language" banquet in the Brno crty hall. "The shoWL and tte bo^itality - were as well organized and planned as any I've ever eneoun- Sales Trip Mr. Taylor, who is general marketing manager for Beehive, returned last week from a five-week sales trip in Eastern Europe. The socialist countries, he said, typically honor industry and worker achievement with awards and medals. And in some cases, the publicity and promotion that surrounds an industrial or worker award is equal to that accorded "player of the year" or "most valuable player of the season" ceremonies ceremonies in the United States. Mr. Taylor said Beehive will probably probably show sales of $800,000 to eastern Europe for fiscal 1977, ending April 30 Sales during all of calendar 1877, he said, win probably reach $3 million based upon -"verbal commitments" made during his most recent marketing Has Orders He said Beehive now has orders from and machinery in Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Czechoslovakia It just received its first order from the Soviet Union. He said he will return to Eastern Europe April 15 to discuss the application application of (teboniag equipment to fish taken from the Baltic, and krill taken from the Antarctic. Krill, he said, are a tiny crustaceon fished .by the Soviets, Poles and Japanese. Japanese. The krill can be processed into an excellent meat additive. Ross Taylor shows award won in Czechoslovakia as Bee- hive Machinery goes after sales in socialist states.