Partners and Affiliations

Our strategic partnership started in 2001 with the following companies and has grown to well over $550 million in volume which includes 500+ companies and plant locations.

To learn more about each partner, please refer to the links listed below.

  • QCS Purchasing, LLC was incorporated in 2005 and is owned by SECO, Quality Chekd Dairies and Allied Purchasing. The three owners have a combined presence in the food and beverage industries of over 175 years, servicing a membership base of well over 500 companies and plants.
  • The partnership has resulted in the combining of common supply requirements for the specific purpose of leveraging the communities total spend.  As a result, the organization has grown by over 40% since its inception.
  • This diversity, along with over 175 (combined) years of experience, provides QCS Purchasing members’ major benefits in creating more efficient, cost saving operations and a wealth of national market resources.
  • QCS Purchasing also provides an array of training programs for employees featuring interactive web based training, a dedication to smaller classes with dedicated facilitators, and customized to meet each companies training objectives.  These technical training needs are found throughout the food industry.

Quality Chekd Dairies
A  member-owned organization founded in 1944 of dairy processors throughout the U.S, Colombia, and Guatemala.  Quality Chekd member companies provide consumers with world-class dairy products endorsed by the familiar Blue Q, Red Chek trademark, a symbol of Quality and Food Safety.

South East Cooperative Organization (SECO)
A membership cooperative serving the agricultural community since 1945.  Ownership includes many food sector industries with over 269 production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.

Allied Purchasing
A member-owned, not-for-profit buying organization established in 1937. Purchase equipment, supplies, ingredients, and services for the following industries: Dairy, Soft Drink, Bottled Water, Water Treatment and Brewery.

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