Prime-Pak Foods, Inc., Gainesville, Ga., and Victory Processing, Inc., a poultry processor in Gainesville, Ga., announced a joint venture that will be marketed under the name Foundation Food Group.

Based in Gainesville, Ga., Foundation Food Group will provide a variety of distinct, value-added poultry products with the highest quality standards produced from state-of-the-industry processing facilities and production capabilities.

Industry veteran Jerry Wilson was brought on in August as chief executive officer. Wilson is a seasoned business development professional with 38 years in the poultry business.

Leading the financial side of the business will be Kathy Ford, chief financial officer. Like Wilson, Ford most recently comes from Albertville Quality Foods, where she helped build the company's financial and administrative team. She maintains experience in financial reporting and forecasting, human resources, business development, compliance and contract management.

"With the combined capabilities and respective skilled workforces of Prime-Pak and Victory, Foundation Food Group will excel with incredible synergies along with opportunities for tremendous production cost efficiencies," says Wilson. "Together, with the rest of our talented management team, Kathy and I look forward to growing Foundation Food Group to its fullest potential."