Albertville, Ala. (October 17, 2013) Recently, the Wayne Farms’ Albertville fresh poultry processing facility partnered with Albertville City Schools to launch the new Parental Involvement Program in the community. The official ribbon cutting which kicked off the initiative was held at the Wayne Farms HR office on College Avenue on October 8, 2013.
The Parental Involvement Program provides vital information and resources to parents of school aged children with content ranging from steps to improving reading and math skills to announcing important school events to information on how to deal with schoolyard bullying or other social pressures.
“We were thrilled to be able to partner with the Albertville City Schools in this important endeavor,” said Melissa Deason, HR Manager for Wayne Farms Albertville.“We employ close to 1000 individuals and approximately 60% of them live within the city limits. So we can easily reach a large population of parents and provide them with the support tools and resources they need to help their children succeed in school and set the stage for their futures.
The Albertville complex consists of a 42,000 square-foot processing facility and a feed mill and hatchery. The processing facility was purchased by Wayne Farms in 1963 and, with the feed mill and hatchery, employs around 1,000 people from the surrounding community.
About Wayne Farms LLC
Wayne Farms LLC is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the U.S. with annual sales exceeding $1.9 billion. A subsidiary of Continental Grain Company, Wayne Farms owns and operates 11 fresh and further-processed facilities throughout the Southeast, produces more than 2.5 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 9,800 individuals. ###