Sanderson Farms Case Study - Running Head: ANALYSIS 1...

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Amanda Evans Todd Chester Sandra Losoya Karen Hanks Jeremy Gill Ashley Roberts
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Company Mission Statement Sanderson Farms Inc. is a successful producer and marketer of high quality food products and superior service to the food industry. Company Vision Sanderson Farms is special. We are a successful growing organization, respected in our communities in which we live in and the industries in which we are a part. Our dedicated team of caring individuals treats all persons with absolute respect and integrity. People in our organization are devoted to the success of their associates in fulfilling their chosen potential in all aspects of life. Our hallmarks are quality products, responsiveness to customer needs, superior achievement, and successful people. History Sanderson Farms, Inc. is a fully integrated poultry processing company that produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh and frozen chicken as well as other prepared food items. They sell ice pack, whole pack, bulk pack, and frozen chicken in whole, cut-up or boneless form.
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Their chicken is sold primarily under the brand name of Sanderson Farms to retailers, distributors, as well as casual dining operators. They do business in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern, and also the western United States. They also sell to brokers, who in turn, resell the chicken to international markets. The company was founded in 1947 and started as a farm supply business. At that time they sold seeds, feeds, fertilizers, and other farm supplies. In 1951, D.R. Sanderson, Sr., D.R. Sanderson, Jr., and Joe Frank Sanderson formed a partnership called “Sanderson Farms Brothers”. After a few years, they added poultry production to the business and that is how Sanderson Farms became incorporated in 1955. What started as a seed and feed store, soon become a top-quality chicken producer. In 1961 Miss Goldy and Sanderson Farm Brothers merged, forming a company with both poultry production and processing capabilities. Demand for the company’s chicken products spiraled and within a few years the Sanderson’s began looking for new ways to expand. The avenue of growth was provided by a bond issue passed by the citizens in the year 1964. The issue provided about 3 million that Sanderson Farm used to construct a poultry complex. The facility became a major employer in the area. It also, opened its door in the year 1965. This occurs when the joint effort began a close relationship that the city of Laurel and Sanderson Farm would share for years to come. The Sanderson Farm poultry operation prospered during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Another member of the Sanderson Farm Company by the name of Joe Frank Jr. was added to the company around the 1969. He watched the company from a local chicken producer and processor to a major regional poultry supplier in southern and western United States. That
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growth was achieved partly through the acquisition of other companies. In the year of 1974, Sanderson Farm purchased a processing plant and a new feed mill was built in 1978. In the year of 1981, the company acquired Collins Chill pack Division. This was a part of
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course MISC 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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