Currently Listed Member News
Mountaire Farms Adds 90 Jobs
March 15, 2013 - Mountaire Farms of North Carolina is in the process of adding $5 million in new equipment and machinery to its existing plant, according to Mike Tirell, vice president of the company's Human Resources department. Tirell said the expansion will help the plant meet production needs. The plant is where chickens are processed then sold retail or wholesale.
"We're expanding our products," Tirell said, "so more production of fresh chicken and frozen chicken to be distributed around the world - fresh chicken for distribution in the United States." Read more. >>
Hendrix Genetics, Marel Stork Poultry Processing and Alltech Join the International Poultry Council
March 12, 2013 - Hendrix Genetics, the Australian Duck Meat Association, Marel Stork Poultry Processing and Alltech join the International Poultry Council (IPC). IPC's president Sumner welcomed the four companies as new associate members of his organization.
"We are honored to have them and hope many will follow", Sumner stated during a gathering in Bangkok due to VIV Asia. IPC brings together poultry industry leaders from around the world. Read more. >>
Chinese Association of Iowa Awards Kemin for International Excellence
March 4, 2013 - The Chinese Association of Iowa presented Kemin with the International Business Leadership Award during a visit to the company's headquarters in Des Moines. The award recognizes the company's global ambition and commitment to improve the well-being of the state of Iowa at the international level.
Presenting the award was Consul General Zhao Weiping, the Chinese Consul General to Chicago. Hosted by the Chinese Association of Iowa, Consul General Zhao, along with his seven member delegation, toured Kemin as well as other Des Moines companies to share knowledge, learn about business operations and enhance relations between Iowa and China. Read more. >>
Alltech Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons Receives Business Person of the Year Award
January 19, 2013 - Irish-born entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, has received the Business and Finance "Business Person of the Year" award. The annual award honoring an individual who has enhanced business in Ireland was the highlight of the Business and Finance Award ceremony, held on December 18th in the Convention Centre in Dublin city, Ireland. A panel of Dr. Lyons' peers was chosen to select the winner. In the past, this prestigious program has celebrated the outstanding achievements of individuals such as JP McManus, Neville Isdell, Michael Smurfit, Tony Ryan, Dermot Desmond, Liam O' Mahony, Willie Walsh, Philip Lynch, Peter Sutherland, T.K. Whitaker and Denis O' Brien. Read more. >>
Cargill to Acquire Pennfield Animal Feed Assets
January 10, 2013 - Cargill has entered into an agreement with Pennfield Corporation to acquire the company's animal feed mills and associated assets located in Mount Joy and Martinsburg, Penn., for $8.5 million. The sale, expected to close in January, does not include Pennfield's South Montrose, Penn. feed mill. Read more. >>
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