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Longtime Employee Retires From Maplevale Farms

Gary Rater, retiring salesman for Maplevale Farms, and Barb Neckers, owner of Maplevale Farms, celebrate Rater's retirement from the company after 50 years. Submitted photo

Gary Rater is retiring after a 50-year career at Maplevale Farms Inc.

For most of his career, Rater has been a sales representative for Maplevale Farms selling food service items to local restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals and schools.

Rater played an integral role in helping Maplevale Farms become one of the leaders in the food service industry in the tri-state area. Rater also guided and assisted all of his customers to help them succeed.

The Neckers family, owners of Maplevale Farms, thanked Rater for his many years of service and also wished him well in his retirement at his last sales meeting on Dec. 13. Many of Rater’s family and friends were in attendance along with current and retired sales colleagues that he worked with during his great career.