OAKWOOD, Ga. (December 5, 2013) – Wayne Farms LLC recently announced a joint venture with Salm Partners, LLC to begin producing chicken sausage products. The new joint venture company will operate out of the Wayne Farms’ Decatur Further Processing facility. The joint venture will bring new job opportunities to the Decatur, Alabama community as well as position the joint venture to be the highest quality and most efficient chicken sausage manufacturer in the world.
“We are proud to announce this new agreement with Salm Partners, LLC as the venture allows our company to grow thoughtfully, as well as provide new job opportunities to a community that we’ve been a part of since 1976,” says Elton Maddox, Chairman and CEO of Wayne Farms. “We expect this venture will add up to 50MM lbs of production within three years, and when fully operational, add approximately 140 new jobs to the area.”
"Salm Partners is excited about the potential to bring additional value to our customer partners through this partnership with the people at Wayne Farms," says Christopher Salm, CEO of Salm Partners.
Execution of the agreement will include the joint venture installing a high capacity co-extrusion and cook-in-package manufacturing system in the Wayne Farms further processing facility immediately, with production of the new products set to begin in the late spring of 2014.
About Salm Partners, LLC
Salm Partners, LLC is a manufacturer of smoked sausage and hot dog products based in Denmark, WI. Salm operates multiple collagen co-extrusion, cook-in package production systems, producing the highest quality extended shelf life products for its customer partners.
About Wayne Farms LLC
Wayne Farms LLC is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the United States with annual sales exceeding $2 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 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 9,000 individuals.