Dobson, North Carolina

Dobson, Surry County, North CarolinaWayne Farms Dobson

802 E. Atkins Street
Dobson, North Carolina 27017

History

  • 1957 – Local businessmen and farmers established the Dobson plant as Dobson Poultry
  • 1963 – Complex sold to Caroline Foods, a division of Textron
  • 1968 – Complex sold to Wilson and Company
  • 1977 – Complex sold to Tyson Foods Inc.
  • 1979 – Complex sold to Carrolls and Marvel Poultry Company
  • 1980 – Complex purchased by Wayne Farms
  • 1984 – Added second shift processing
  • 1993 – Land purchase surrounding plant, office expansion
  • 1996 – Land purchase, constructed new HR/Administration building
  • 1998 – Land purchase for new feed mill
  • 2004 – Expansion – added 94 more jobs and 60 contract grower chicken houses

Number of employees:   

860

Local employment:

Employees come from Surry, Yadkin, Stokes and Wilkes Counties in North Carolina and Patrick and Carroll Counties in Virginia

Key management positions:

  • Operations Manager
  • Complex Manager
  • Human Resources Manager