OZARK, Ark. – Feb. 28, 2012 – The Butterball, LLC Ozark facility was presented the "Large Business of the Year" award for its community involvement during the 65th Annual Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, held on Sat., Feb. 4 at St. Mary's Lawrence Hall in Ozark, Ark. An estimated 300 community members were in attendance.
"Butterball supports the communities it serves through active involvement, volunteering and charitable contributions," said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Butterball, LLC. "This recognition reinforces Butterball's ongoing commitment to serving as a strong corporate citizen in the many communities where we operate, in Ozark and nationally."
Butterball's Ozark facility was recognized for several initiatives and programs implemented during 2011 including the support of area youth through the 'Shop Til' You Drop' Christmas program, the facility's overall support of 'Christmas Spirit,' and donations of ice and meals given to tornado victims during the area's 2011 storms. Additionally, on Dec. 21, the company donated nearly 10,000 pounds of turkey products in coordination with the Fort Smith Arkansas Food Bank to help provide tornado victims in the area with safe and nutritious holiday meals.
Nominations for the award were submitted by community members and voted upon by more than 165 members of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce.
About Butterball, LLC:
Butterball, LLC offers consumers opportunities to celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions with the Butterball branded line of products. As the most recognized name in turkey, the brand represents more than 50 years of cherished memories with consumers by providing quality, great tasting products that make meals something to celebrate every day.
As an industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in its five plants, located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition, Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set forth by OSHA's Voluntary Production Program.
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. The company's retail and foodservice products are distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
For more information about Butterball, visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) for answers to your turkey preparation questions.