Several NCC member companies this week received awards, made charitable donations, and announced expansions.

  • Wayne-Sanderson Farms helps provide meals to Texas wildfire victims and responders. As the Smokehouse Creek Fire continues to impact Texas, Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ Bryan Processing Complex has donated 20,000 pounds of fresh chicken and 500 cases of ice to help feed local families and first responders. Company representatives delivered the chicken to the Borger Salvation Army, which is working with local officials to provide relief to victims and emergency responders. The blaze has become the largest fire in state history, engulfing over a million acres and burning across several towns along the Texas Panhandle. “We are thinking of our neighbors in Texas, and are glad to provide some support to those impacted by this devastating fire,” said Allen Laughlin, Wayne-Sanderson Bryan Processing Complex Manager.
  • Mountaire Farms is recognized as AFIA’s Integrator Feed Facility of the Year. The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), named Mountaire Farms’ Scotland County feed mill in Maxton, N.C., as its 2023 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year. In 2022, the feed manufacturing facility produced 1,048,635 tons of feed, with the plant designed for expansion to increase production capacity to 1.75 million tons of feed annually. The facility is Safe Feed/Safe Food certified through AFIA’s certification program.
  • Perdue Farms supports the National FFA Organization with a $20,000 grant. The donation is part of the company’s “Delivering Hope to Our Neighbors” outreach focused on improving quality of life and building strong communities. “National FFA is grateful for Perdue Farms’ continued partnership and commitment to the future of agriculture,” said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation and chief marketing officer of the National FFA Organization. “By supporting the Give the Gift of Blue program, they are helping more FFA members feel welcome in our organization and part of something bigger than themselves.”
  • A new House of Raeford plant could come to South Carolina. According to a report from the Aiken Standard, the Aiken City Council on March 11 voted 6-1 to approve the first reading on an ordinance that would offer the company discounted water and sewer rates if the company were to build a plant on the north side of the city. The Standard also reported that the company is in talks with county officials concerning tax incentives. The proposed plant project represents a $185 million investment on behalf of House of Raeford, and about 900 people would be employed at the facility.