Bob's Red Mill gets medal for 'revolutionizing food industry'
The Oregon Historical Society has awarded Milwaukie-based Bob's Red Mill and three others with its 2018 Oregon History Makers Medal.
First awarded in 2009, the History Makers Medal is presented annually by OHS to individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture and landscape of Oregon. As part of the 10th annual history-makers dinner, medals also will go to the first woman to summit Mount Everest (Stacy Allison), the president of Oregon State University (Ed Ray), and the owner of the first winery in the world to earn LEED Gold certification (Bill Stoller).
Bob's Red Mill has earned the society's prestigious award for "revolutionizing the food industry."
Founded in 1978 by Bob and Charlee Moore, Bob's Red Mill produces natural, certified organic and gluten-free milled grain products.
Bob Moore celebrated his 81st birthday in 2010 by transfering ownership of his company to his employees through an employee stock ownership plan. The couple's passion for healthy foods and clean living led them to donate tens of millions of dollars to Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the National University of Natural Medicine to fund projects and research promoting healthy diets.