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Albertville, Ala. (October 19, 2013) The Wayne Farms’ Albertville fresh poultry processing facility, located at 700 McDonald Avenue, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of business. To mark the important occasion, the company hosted a picnic for over 2000 employees, retirees and family members.

Established in 1963, the Albertville poultry plant was one of the original processing facilities to operate under the Wayne Farms name. Wayne Farms purchased the facility from the North Alabama Poultry Cooperative, Inc. to manufacture and sell fresh poultry products.

Today, the Albertville complex consists of the 42,000 square foot plant on McDonald Avenue; a feed mill in Guntersville, Ala.; and a 35,000 square foot hatchery. Approximately 1000 individuals are employed at the Albertville plant, hailing from Dekalb, Blount, Etowah, Jackson, and Marshall Counties in Alabama.

“We are very proud of the fact that we have been in business and part of the Albertville community for 50 years,” says Tim Holmes, Wayne Farms North Alabama Complex Manager. “We owe our success to the many wonderful employees who have shared in our challenges as well as our successes over the years. With such a hard working team and strong community support, we look forward to the next 50 years!”

About Wayne Farms LLC

 Wayne Farms LLC is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the U.S. with annual sales exceeding $1.9 billion. A subsidiary of Continental Grain Company, Wayne Farms owns and operates 11 fresh and further-processed facilities throughout the Southeast, produces more than 2.5 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 9,800 individuals. ###