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Sanderson Farms Announces Retirement of Board Member John Baker

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that John H. Baker III has informed the Company that he will retire from the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors when his current term ends at the 2021 annual shareholders’ meeting.

“Johnny Baker has been a valued member of the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors since 1994,” stated Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. “His many years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in real estate development provided an important perspective in...

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Dec 22 8:20 AM, General News



Giannone Poultry Announces the Closure of Its Drummondville Plant

The management of Giannone Poultry regrets to announce the definitive closure of its poultry processing plant in Drummondville, acquired last July. Seventy employees are affected by this closure scheduled for November 6. All employees were informed at a meeting, as well as through a personal letter. In accordance with the Quebec Labour Standards Act, severance pay will be paid to each employee, and Giannone Poultry will also set up a reassignment committee in particular to offer jobs at its St-Cuthbert plant and to assist employees in their job search.

Giannone Poultry will now concentrate its activities at its St-Cuthbert plant in Lanaudière. The company has made all arrangements to honour existing supply contracts...

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Nov 2 9:34 AM, General News


ADP Direct Poultry Acquires Cami International

ADP Direct Poultry announced the acquisition of Cami International Poultry. Cami is a poultry slaughter and processing company located in Welland, Ontario, and employs 55 people.

"I've believed for years that vertical integration was critical to the company's long-term aspirations. Cami's business operations end where ADP's further poultry processing operations begin, so there isn't overlap between the two businesses. This acquisition gives ADP a consistent supply of poultry with the size and specification required by ADP customers, which makes Cami the perfect addition to the ADP team' said Augo Pinho, President & CEO of ADP.

Terms of the deal will remain confidential, but 100% of Cami shares were acquired, and...

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Oct 6 8:46 AM, General News


Olymel Invests Over $30 Million in St-Damase Poultry Processing Plant 

Olymel management announced an investment of more than $31.5 million to expand its poultry slaughtering and cutting plant in St-Damase, Montérégie, in order to diversify operations and add new activities. This project will result in the creation of more than 80 new jobs and bring the total number of employees at this facility to nearly 500, spread over two shifts. This major investment is aimed in particular at equipping the plant with additional cutting, deboning and tray packing lines, as well as new high-capacity, state-of-the-art equipment. The work, which is expected to last about a year, will take place without interrupting the plant's current operations and had begun...

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Sep 29 8:55 AM, General News


215 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Exceptional Safety Performance

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recently recognized 215 chicken and turkey facilities with safety awards. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs.

Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years (2017 – 2019) and an evaluation of written applications by academia and other safety experts. Sixty-one facilities received...

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Aug 13 8:21 AM, General News




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