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Management – La Lette De Bord & Ruthi Coats
Accounting – Roseann O’Dea & Tracy Thole 

Accounting Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Traders – La Lette De Bord,   Ruthi Coats,  Tricia Berry,   Gwen Lea,   Andrew Coats,  Jason Bontrager

La Lette De Bord 
Office: (309) 385-1035 Ext: 15
Fax: (309) 385-1036
La Lette began as a partner of MWI in the fall of 1994 after working several years for a feed grinding facility in Speer, IL. La Lette enjoys developing relationships with new suppliers and the diversity of trading food and feed products. She specializes in Pet Food, Candies, Bear Bait, and Dry mixes for feed use.


Ruthi Coats
Office: (309) 385-1035 Ext: 13
Fax: (309) 385-1036
I have been in the feed industry since 1988 and greatly value the industry and the people in it. I supply solutions to waste stream products in pet food plants, starch manufacturers and other like products. I also supply products, both standard and by-products,  into the animal feed industry; specializing in supplying swine, poultry, and the mink industry. I’ve learned that 24 / 7 service is needed and I am here to supply you with that. I enjoy my family which includes 4 sons and 10 daughters, and advocating for children to be adopted worldwide.


Gwen Lea
Office: (309) 224-8882
I joined Midwest Ingredients in June 2004 and have come to view my profession as an energetic combination of recycling and creative problem-solving that pays off as value for my customers in feed cost-savings, and creates value for my manufacturing sources by transitioning their food and feed production by-product into animal feed uses, thus creating a returned revenue stream as well as helping them reach their environmental stewardship goals of reducing their overall landfill footprint.  Whether by working with feed mills, nutritionists, or animal producers in the swine, beef, dairy, and poultry industries to maximize their purchasing power, or working with manufacturers to efficiently utilize over-production, handle by-product waste streams, or depackaging finished product and converting it to the most appropriate feed application, we have the knowledge and experience to bring value to the relationship.  Some of the areas in which I specialize are dairy powders, milk replacer components, fat powders and protein powders that are utilized as animal feed ingredients.


Tricia Berry
Office: (417) 647-2160
In our struggling economy I, through Midwest Ingredients, am able to reduce the amount of waste stream, off spec, and distressed ingredients that are produced at various food manufacturers. These products are bought and sold as feed ingredients throughout the US cattle and swine farms, as well as, mills and other feed manufacturing facilities. Whether it is dry or liquid – bagged or bulked, these products are recycled as feed in lieu of land filling or saturating the environment. The use of a lesser expensive by-product vs higher priced feed increases the buyers purchasing power.


Jason Bontrager
Office: (309) 253-7630While working in the retail side of our countries food supply for the last 8 years, I realized how much product should be reworked instead of going into the waste stream. Working with Midwest Ingredients, Inc. allows me that opportunity. I look forward to working with you and your company on environmentally friendly waste solutions.


Andrew Coats
Office:  (309) 385-1035 x 19
Fax:  (309) 385-1036I joined Midwest Ingredients in 2009 after working in the transportation industry. I enjoy the challenge of finding alternate uses for waste stream products. Turning off spec or expired food stuffs into feed opportunity ingredients creates a profit stream for your company and gives the livestock feeders lower cost options to reduce their overhead feed costs. Some of the areas in which I specialize are milk powders, fat powders, and milk replacers.