GNP Co.'s operational competencies and use of innovative technologies, including gas stunning, aeroscalding and automated deboning, will enable Pilgrim's to significantly increase the rate of adoption of new technologies in existing facilities.
November 29, 2016
Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Greeley, Colo., announced a definitive agreement to acquire GNP Co., a St. Cloud, Minn.-based provider of premium branded chicken products in the Upper Midwest, for $350 million.
Once open, the state-of-the-art, innovative chicken processing plant will produce high-quality, premium chicken products.
June 6, 2016
Simply Essentials, LLC, Overland Park, Kan., purchased the Cedar River Poultry chicken processing plant in Charles City, Iowa, and announced plans to invest more than $30 million to reopen it in the fall.