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STANLEY — Dr. Vijay Sasi smiles as he proudly claims, “I’m dwelling the American Dream.”
Sasi, 56, was born in India. He stated as a toddler, he dreamed of turning into a veterinarian and dwelling in the US.
He has achieved these targets.
Sasi owns ABECS International LLC, the place he creates high-quality feed dietary supplements for animals. He personally makes every batch and they’re rigorously packaged and shipped throughout the nation.
“We don’t make feed; we make feed dietary supplements,” he defined. “We began with gels and pastes and liquids, then we went into powders.”
Sasi reveals off a big vat the place the dietary supplements are made, however he doesn’t wish to elaborate on the method, calling it a commerce secret. He developed a lot of the formulation himself.
“It makes the animals more healthy, and higher efficiency,” he stated of his merchandise.
The dietary supplements are often packed into small tubes, and farmers would pour the powders immediately into an animal’s mouth, to verify they ingest it, he stated.
“While you give a complement to an animal, you see the advantages they’re getting,” he stated. “It makes you are feeling so good.”
ABECS International LLC was named the Chippewa County “Entrepreneur of the 12 months” by the Chippewa County Financial Improvement Company in an annual award ceremony in Might.
“The physician has an awesome entrepreneurship spirit,” stated CCEDC government director Charlie Walker. “He’s been bootstrapping his product for a few years. Stanley was an ideal match (for him) due to the dairy on the market.”
ABECS is an acronym for avian and aquatics, bovine, equine and exotics, canine and cats, swine and sheep.
“ABECS International is designed to be the house for all of your progressive animal well being and dietary options,” the corporate web site states.
Whereas Sasi didn’t wish to element his gross sales figures or state how a lot of the dietary supplements he’s producing, he boasts he had double-digit progress in 2019 from a yr in the past.
“We do fairly a little bit of enterprise in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but additionally Texas, Kentucky, Vermont, North Carolina and in Canada,” he stated.
Among the merchandise help the event and efficiency of race horses, he added.
Sasi graduated from Madras Veterinary Faculty in India, then attended Utah State College, the place he earned a grasp’s diploma in dairy sciences. He moved to Wisconsin in 1998, and he labored at a veterinary observe in Durand.
He then determined he needed to personal his personal enterprise.
“I used to be plenty of locations, and this chance got here up,” he stated. “I’d by no means been in Stanley.”
Sasi bought ABECS International in January 2018. The enterprise is situated at 318 Improvement Drive within the southwest nook of town — Stanley Correctional Establishment is immediately throughout Freeway 29 from ABECS’
headquarters. Sasi wound up shopping for the 10,000-square-foot multi-tenant constructing that ABECS has been in, which incorporates loads of space for storing, final November.
The constructing has clear rooms, with staff required to put on hair nets in these areas.
Garrett Mesang is one in all 4 workers working for Sasi.
“I like seeing all of the various things we make, seeing what animals can have and may’t have,” Mesang stated.
Sasi lives along with his spouse, Vasumathy. Their son graduated from North Excessive Faculty in Eau Claire and now attends faculty in Chicago. Sasi thanked the Stanley Enterprise Affiliation and the group for supporting his firm.