Our Values & Vision

Our Team

Mission Statement

The mission of Tedford/Tellico, Inc. is “To incorporate our knowledge, integrity, and experience in order to create totally satisfied customers.” From the very beginning, the core principle of our business has been to arm our customers with accurate market-based information, premium products and superior service. We provide products and services that deliver superior value, offer outstanding quality, and provide highly personalized solutions that are individually tailored for the needs of each customer.



Vision Statement

Our vision of what our company will become in the future is that through our dedication to our customers and our suppliers and our flexibility and creativity in an always changing marketplace, Tedford/Tellico, Inc. will continue to be a leader among dairy ingredient suppliers and ensure the success of our partners.

We intend to fulfill our mission by giving extra effort to customer service, sales, and moving with creativity within the continual changes in the marketplace. Accordingly, all clients, from manufacturers to end users throughout the world directly benefit from our amassed know-how (our staff has over 100 years of combined dairy industry experience) and proven professionalism.

Environmental Initiative

At Tedford/Tellico, we understand the impact that our actions have on the environment and our planet’s future. That’s why we’ve made a concerted effort to reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. In 2020, we began our environmental initiative by partnering with Guidehouse, a global consulting firm that provides strategic guidance to organizations looking to reduce their carbon emissions.

Through this partnership, we joined the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (Supplier LoCT), a collaborative effort between companies and suppliers to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. As part of our commitment to this initiative, Tedford/Tellico has set a science-based emissions reduction target to do our part to mitigate the effects of climate change.

To achieve this target, we’ve taken concrete steps to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve installed solar panels on the roof of our company headquarters in East Tennessee, which has helped us minimize our non-renewable energy consumption. In addition, we’ve implemented energy-efficient lighting  to further reduce our energy usage.

We’re proud to say that our efforts have paid off. Since implementing these changes, we’ve reduced our total Scope 1 & 2 emissions from 2020 to 2022 by an impressive 47%. This reduction represents a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

At Tedford/Tellico, we believe that every company has a responsibility to do their part to reduce their impact on the environment. By joining the Supplier LoCT and setting science-based emissions reduction targets, we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that our business is sustainable and environmentally responsible for years to come.