May 26, 2017 12:13 AM ET

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Company Overview of Perdue Farms Inc.

Company Overview

Perdue Farms Inc. produces and distributes food and agricultural products. It offers organic chicken, turkey, and pork products to consumers through retailers, food service customers, and distributors worldwide. The company also processes and supplies soybean meals, hulls, and vegetable oils; soy products for feed, food, and industrial applications; refined oils for food and non-food use; and grains, protein products, and organic fertilizers. In addition, it operates grain receiving and storage facilities; imports and exports agricultural commodities, including corn, soy meal and oil, wheat, and barley; engages in trading feed ingredients and agricultural commodities; operates rail-to-truck ...

31149 Old Ocean City Road

Salisbury, MD 21804

United States

Founded in 1920

Phone:

410-543-3000

Fax:

410-543-3532

Key Executives for Perdue Farms Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
President
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
President of Perdue Food Products Group
Chief Medical Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Perdue Farms Inc. Key Developments

Perdue Farms Announces Management Changes

Jim Perdue has stepped aside as CEO of Perdue Farms, promoting Randy Day to become the second nonfamily member. Perdue, who has been CEO since 1991, will remain as the company's chairman and brand spokesman. An Eastern Shore native, Day has been with Perdue Farms since 1980, holding numerous positions, including president of Perdue Foods and, most recently, chief operating officer since May 2016. He also will join the board of directors.

Chicken Farmers File Lawsuit against Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue Farms, Koch Foods, and Sanderson Farms

Former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and colluding to fix prices paid to them. The farmers located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas allege that the contract grower system created by Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue Farms, Koch Foods, and Sanderson Farms pushed them deep into debt to build and maintain chicken barns to meet company demands. They say the companies colluded to fix farmer compensation at low levels to boost corporate profits, making it difficult for the farmers to survive financially.

Perdue Farms Plans to Open New Learning Center in Downtown Salisbury

Perdue Farms moving its corporate training center to the Main Place building at 214 W. Main St. The new 5,000-square-foot space, designed by Fisher Architecture, will provide a multitude of flexible training and community meeting spaces that can function independently or together. The center will be equipped with integrated smart boards and the latest in audio-visual resources. A large training room will provide seating for up to 100 people. Two additional classroom-style spaces will each hold 30 to 40 people, and additional space will be utilized for small group meetings as well as contain offices for staff members. The design plan also includes a small kitchen and storage space. They've employed thousands and brought millions of dollars home to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Through years of growth and expansion the company's headquarters of operation has remained in Salisbury.

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