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Cactus Tannery Receives Gold Certification for 8th Time

Cactus, TX, Tannery

The JBS USA tannery facility in Cactus, Texas, was recently audited by the Leather Working Group (LWG) and retained its Gold status certification, thanks to the team’s efforts in producing sustainable leather. This is the eighth time the Cactus plant has received the Gold rating in this certification. The LWG international protocol consists of world…

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First Ever Swine-to-RNG Project in Texas

JBS USA Live Pork

JBS recently partnered with Ally Energy Solutions on a first ever swine to RNG project at its hog facility in Dalhart, Texas. The project modernized a two-and-a-half acre digester lagoon to capture and convert methane gas into clean, renewable natural gas, that is then sold to the California transportation fuel market. The project, which was…

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Reducing Emissions Through Heat Recovery

Pilgrim's Moy Park

In the last five years, our Moy Park team at Anwick has vastly reduced fuel-oil consumption following the installation of a state-of-the-art heat recovery system at the site. The heating system’s configuration means that the Anwick facility utilizes waste refrigeration heat, which would normally be discarded outdoors. The recovered heat is then used instead of…

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Industrial Achievement Award

Green Bay, WI, Beef Production Facility

The Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District’s water resource utility, NEW Water, awarded a Silver Level Industrial Achievement Award to JBS USA Green Bay in recognition of the facility’s exceptional wastewater pretreatment performance in 2019. Each year, NEW Water acknowledges operations across three different award levels for the consecutive years they have fully complied with the…

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Reducing Energy Use

Greeley, CO, Beef Production Facility

In 2015, the JBS USA Greeley team recognized some major energy reduction opportunities throughout the plant and began implementing substantial projects to decrease usage. After several years of successfully spearheading further energy reduction initiatives, the plant found a new partner in its local utility company, Colorado Xcel Energy, and began utilizing their support to pursue…

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USPOULTRY 2019 Clean Water Award

Sanford, NC, Poultry Complex

On Sept. 19, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) awarded its 2019 Clean Water Award, in the full treatment category, to our Pilgrim’s Sanford, NC, processing facility. The Sanford team was selected for this recognition by a committee of industry engineers, university personnel and industry media for going above and beyond in their commitment…

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Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award

Cold Spring, MN, Poultry Complex

Congratulations to the Cold Spring, MN, Pilgrim’s team for receiving the 2019 Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award. Each year, the Water Environment Federation presents this national honor to a corporation that best demonstrates significant, lasting and measurable excellence in water quality improvement or in the prevention of water quality degradation as demonstrated by innovative design…

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Investing in Wastewater Treatment

Marshalltown, IA, Pork Production Facility

In April 2019, JBS USA Marshalltown completed a new $9.2 million, 10,000 square-foot pretreatment wastewater facility to more effectively process plant wastewater and extract previously-lost, sellable product. Since the treatment facility’s opening, Marshalltown has decreased the total suspended solids in its wastewater by approximately 43 percent and its biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) by more than…

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Facilitating Continuous Improvement in Water Reduction

JBS Food Canada

With more than 28 projects completed by Continuous Improvement Teams (CITs) in the JBS Food Canada business, our Canadian team members made meaningful changes throughout the Brooks, AB, facility in 2018. As voted by the JBS Food Canada management team, the facility’s 2018 Canadian CIT Award was presented to a group of team members who…

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Reducing Water and Natural Gas

JBS Food Canada

In 2018, the JBS Food Canada Brooks, AB, team moved away from using thermal interventions in the chad cabinet on the facility’s harvest floor. Instead, the facility now utilizes peracetic acid (PAA) chemical intervention. In light of the PAA recycle system’s successful application across JBS USA Fed Beef facilities, the system was implemented at Brooks…

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