OZARK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES BUTTERBALL, LLC FACILITY "LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR" February 28, 2012
OZARK, Ark. – Feb. 28,
2012 – The Butterball, LLC Ozark facility was presented the “Large Business of
the Year” award for its community involvement during the 65th Annual
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held on Sat., Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s
Lawrence Hall in Ozark, Ark. An estimated 300 community members were in
the communities it serves through active involvement, volunteering and
charitable contributions,” said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive
officer of Butterball, LLC. “This recognition reinforces Butterball’s ongoing
commitment to serving as a strong corporate citizen in the many communities where
we operate, in Ozark and nationally.”
facility was recognized for several initiatives and programs implemented during
2011 including the support of area youth through the ‘Shop Til’ You Drop’
Christmas program, the facility’s overall support of ‘Christmas Spirit,’ and
donations of ice and meals given to tornado victims during the area’s 2011 storms.
Additionally, on Dec. 21, the company donated nearly 10,000 pounds of turkey
products in coordination with the Fort Smith Arkansas Food Bank to help provide
tornado victims in the area with safe and nutritious holiday meals.
Nominations for the
award were submitted by community members and voted upon by more than 165 members
of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce.
Butterball, LLC offers consumers opportunities to
celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions with the Butterball
branded line of products. As the most recognized name in turkey, the brand
represents more than 50 years of cherished memories with consumers by providing
quality, great tasting products that make meals something to celebrate every
As an industry leader in quality and food safety,
the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and
implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in
its five plants, located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition,
Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set
forth by OSHA’s Voluntary Production Program.
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey
products in the U.S. – producing 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. The
company’s retail and foodservice products are distributed throughout the U.S.
and in more than 30 countries.
For more information about Butterball, visit Butterball.com
or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) for answers to your turkey
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