180,000-Sq. Ft. Meat Storage and Packing Facility Completed In Detroit’s Eastern Market District

February 15, 2019 KTIC

Cold storage construction company, Tippmann Innovation of Fort Wayne, IN completes a new meat processing and cold storage facility for Wolverine Packing Co. The 180,000-sq. ft. warehouse provides Wolverine with its fifth processing plant and a second freezer with capacity to store 20,000 pallets.

Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to Expand Environmental Sustainability Research

February 15, 2019 Smithfield Foods

The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a donation of $25,000 to continue its partnership with the University of Minnesota’s NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (NorthStar), a nonprofit research entity that aims to improve the understanding of sustainability within global production and consumption systems, and to develop research and tools to improve the sustainability of these systems.

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Names New Officers at 2019 Cattle Industry Convention

February 15, 2019 The Beef Checkoff Program

Cattle producers Chuck Coffey, Jared Brackett and Hugh Sanburg Sanburg are the new leaders of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB). This officer team is responsible for guiding the national Beef Checkoff Program throughout 2019.

Foster Farms Appoints Dan Huber as Chief Executive Officer

February 14, 2019 Foster Farms

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Dan Huber, 53, to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the privately-owned company, effective today. Huber has held several leadership positions at Foster Farms since joining the company in 1996, most recently serving as Chief Operations Officer. He replaces Laura Flanagan, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Troubled Kane Beef Plant Has A New Owner

The JDH Capital Co., of Houston, emerged Friday as the winner of the troubled beef plant’s court-approved bankruptcy auction.