Raleigh, N.C. – Butterball, LLC, the largest turkey producer in the United States, received the Triangle Business Journal's SPACE Award for Economic Development in the New Industry category. The award was presented to Butterball executives at a ceremony held Jan. 31 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.
The Triangle Business Journal selected Butterball in recognition of its new lease. The turkey producer will soon relocate its corporate headquarters into a $12 million, 46,000-square-foot facility in Garner, N.C.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Triangle Business Journal," said Keith Shoemaker, CEO of Butterball. "The Greater Raleigh area is growing tremendously and we're pleased to be able to contribute to the development by bringing jobs and economic goodwill to the metropolitan area."
When Butterball relocates during the summer of 2008, corporate and management level employees will relocate from their existing offices. Moving forward, Butterball will maintain its strong presence in Mt. Olive, where it operates the largest turkey-processing plant in the world, a state-of-the-art, 650,000-square-foot facility that employs more than 2,600 people.
About Butterball, LLC:
Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Butterball, LLC was formed in October 2006, when Carolina Turkeys acquired the Butterball brand from ConAgra Foods. The marriage of excellence in turkey production and customer service from Carolina Turkeys with the international brand recognition of Butterball resulted in undeniable benefits to consumers everywhere. Butterball, LLC employs 6,000 associates throughout its seven plant locations and corporate offices. For more information please visit Butterball.com.
About Triangle Business Journal:
Triangle Business Journal is the leading provider of local business news for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.