Danville, Ark. (June 20, 2012) – Employees from the Wayne Farms’ Danville facility placed second recently in the booth competition at the 2012 Poultry Festival, held June 15-16 in Rogers, Ark. During the festival, teams from poultry companies competed against each other in a contest for patriotic themed booth design and custom skits. The festival, now in its fifty-third year, is hosted by the Poultry Federation, a tri-state, non-profit trade organization with members from Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
“We really enjoyed preparing for this year’s festival and are thrilled that we won second place,” said Nancy Frick, Wayne Farms Administrative Assistant and Festival Project Lead. “Everyone did a great job getting the booth and skit ready for the festival and we’re already planning something even better for next year!” The Danville complex consists of a 90,000 square-foot processing facility and a feed mill and hatchery.
The processing facility was built by Wayne Farms in 1970 and, with the feed mill and hatchery, employs around 1,000 people from the surrounding community. About Wayne Farms LLC Wayne Farms LLC is the fifth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the United States with annual sales exceeding $1 billion.
A subsidiary of Continental Grain Company, Wayne Farms owns and operates 10 fresh and further-processed facilities throughout the Southeast, produces more than 1 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 8,500 individuals.