In 1984 a new opportunity opened up for Byron Center Locker…supplying the food service industry with fresh cut steaks to be distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions. That meant going from a state-inspected to a federal-inspected plant. To accomplish this meant a very extensive remodel and the purchase of new and larger processing and packaging equipment. As this part of the business grew it required another remodel in 1986 and again in 1988, which doubled the production area. A project that started in 1984 by delivering meat in the trunk of a car has grown to delivering in semi trailers and production of up to 55,000 steaks and thousands of pounds of ground beef in a week.