December 06, 2016 1:38 AM ET

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Company Overview of Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation

Company Overview

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation processes and distributes meat products. The company offers fresh beef, pork, and turkey, as well as cooked and marinated meats. It sells its products through retail and foodservice channels. The company was formerly known as Excel Corporation and changed its name to Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation in January, 2000. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated.

151 North Main Street

PO Box 2519

Wichita, KS 67201-2519

United States

Founded in 1936





Key Executives for Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation

President and President of Cargill Beef
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Administration and Controller
Chief Executive Officer of Cargil Inc
Age: 57
President of Cargill Pork
General Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation Key Developments

Guelph Cargill Meat Plant Workers Reject Contract Offer

Union members at Cargill Meat Solutions on Dunlop Drive and the employer are to return to bargaining on January 20. More than 750 Cargill members voted January 16 to reject the latest contract brought forward by Cargill Ltd. 95% voted in favour of striking rather than accepting the proposed pact. The two sides are scheduled to meet on January 20 with a government-appointed mediation officer in attendance. The two sides have met a half-dozen times so far to try to hammer out the new contract. The previous four-year contract expired at the end of 2015.

Cargill Meat Solutions Plans to Cut Jobs in Columbus, Nebraska; to Convert Columbus Facility to Cooked Meats Production Facility

Almost 80 Cargill Meat Solutions employees in Columbus, Nebraska, will lose their jobs for good when the company temporarily shuts down its ground beef products plant there to convert it to a cooked meats production facility in December 2015. Cargill estimated that 79 employees will be affected by the planned December 4 closure; their employment will end December 29, 2015. The company on September 24, 2015 announced its plans for a $111 million project to convert the Columbus facility from one that produces ground beef to one that makes cooked meats instead. At that time, Cargill acknowledged the conversion would result in about 80 layoffs among the 250-employee Columbus workforce. The plant is expected to resume production in mid-2016, with ground beef production being shifted to existing plants in Wisconsin and Texas. The new facility will be fully operational in 2017, at which point it will again have 250 employees.

Cargill Meat Solutions Announces Board Changes

Cargill Meat Solutions announced that John Keating has been named president of the company replacing Ruth Kimmelshue, who will move to Cargill's global headquarters in Minneapolis as a corporate vice president. Keating will also remain as president of Cargill's beef business, which is based in Wichita. Keating, before joining Cargill as a beef production trainee at the company's Schuyler, Neb., beef plant in 1988. Later that year, he was appointed to the company's Atlanta sales office. In 1991, he was promoted to a position in Wichita, serving in various roles, before moving to Australia in 1996, where he became general manager and assistant vice president for Cargill Beef Australia in 1998. Moving back to Wichita, Keating became president of the company's food distribution business in 2002, its case-ready meat business in 2005, its regional beef business in 2007 and Cargill Beef in 2008.

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