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Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees – ABC News

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Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees – ABC News.

Before the words “whole grain” and “organic” became part of Americans’ everyday vocabulary, Bob Moore knew the importance of healthful eating.In 1978, he started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, as a small family-run business in Oregon selling stone mill-ground whole grains.

The company has since grown into a multi-million dollar business that sells more than 400 whole grain products including flours, hot cereals, and organic and gluten-free products.

Moore is dedicated to making America healthier and he believes Bob’s Red Mill is a small part of the solution.

“Our company needs to exist so that some of the people that eat our product will be healthier — and I think they will be,” he said.

Employee-Run Business

Moore’s work is a way of life and his employees are a second family, which is why he announced this week that he’s handing over the keys to his 209 employees.

Moore said he’s gotten countless buy-out offers over the years, but he couldn’t envision selling the business to a stranger.

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