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Large Business of the Year

Nacogdoches, TX, Poultry Complex

In 2019, our Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches team received the 2019 Large Business of the Year Award from the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber described the Nacogdoches Complex as a “powerhouse employer in the community,” employing more than 1,500 team members with a $62 million annual payroll. The processing facility was built in the 1970s…

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Global Food Saftey and Quality Assurance Team Meeting


Al Almanza, Global Head of FSQA, brought FSQA leaders from around the world to São Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 24-26, 2019, to share best practices and lessons learned, improve collaboration, and define needs and issues within the FSQA teams that should be addressed globally. During the event, Gilberto Tomazoni, Global CEO, and Wesley Batista Filho, President…

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JBS Australia Hosts Employee Engagement Survey

JBS Australia

In September 2019, the first JBS Australia Employee Engagement Survey opened for completion. All team members across the business, excluding Primo Foods and Premier Beehive, completed the survey. The Engagement Survey is confidential and anonymous, with an external third party appointed to analyse the responses and deliver high-level reports. Managers will be responsible for creating…

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RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

Pilgrim's Moy Park

In 2019, Pilgrim’s Moy Park achieved a Gold and a Gold Fleet Safety in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the U.K. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organizations around the world, recognizes achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and…

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JBS AUS Brooklyn Launches New Hydraulic Arm

Brooklyn, VIC, Production Facility

Recently the JBS Australia Brooklyn team went live with operating a new hydraulic arm in the Cold Stores to load Quarter Beef with success. The Hydraulic Arm was thanks to the hard work of a number of teams including Safety, Maintenance, Training, and Beef Chillers. By using the Hydraulic Arm, the team has reduced the…

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Apprenticeship Levy Fund

Pilgrim's Tulip

Tulip has a rich history of supporting the next generation through apprenticeships, graduate programs and training schemes. In 2017, the U.K. government announced the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Every U.K. organization with a payroll of £2 million or more is automatically enrolled into the scheme. Tulip’s apprenticeship levy has over £1 million available, and…

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IMPACT Program

Pilgrim's USA

The IMPACT Program, which stands for Industrial Maintenance Program & Accredited Course Training, is an aggressive in-house and branded Pilgrim’s program that trains maintenance team members on an individual level in a practical setting. With key focuses on safety awareness, mechanical skills, leadership skills and equipment, the program promotes a safety-first-culture, addresses an internal demand…

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Celebrating 2 Million Safe Work Hours

Douglas, GA, Poultry Complex

The Pilgrim’s Complex in Douglas, GA, achieved 2 million safe working hours without a lost time incident in August 2019. Since early 2018, the Safety team has worked hand-in-hand with all other Douglas departments to ensure that safety and health remains at the forefront of everyday actions. The team has focused on communicating weekly safety-related…

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Deboner Installation

Athens, GA, Poultry Complex

In 2019, the Pilgrim’s Athens, GA, Debone plant installed four Meyn Rapid Breast Deboners to automatically debone front halves. The Rapid Beast Deboner can process up to 4,200 front halves or breast caps per hour. This Auto Deboners exemplifies Athens’ commitment to the Pilgrim’s philosophy that “safety is a condition”. Prior to installation, Jarl and…

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2020 NAMI Worker Safety Awards

JBS USA and Pilgrim's

Each year, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Worker Safety Awards recognize production facilities that have achieved a high level of performance in the team member health and safety area. Four award levels may be earned based on an evaluation of the facility’s actual safety performance, as well as its implementation of an effective safety…

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