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Business Notes Introducing: NAMA The new North American Meat Association (NAMA), created by the merger of the North American Meat Processors Association and the National Meat Association, begins operations on July 1. The announcement was made March 17 during the 2012 Meat Industry Management Conference. NAMA, which will include more than 700 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries as well, will maintain offices in Reston, Va., and Oakland, Calif. NAMA senior executive staff will include Barry Carpenter, CEO and Phillip Kimball, as executive director. Co-chairs of the board will be Larry Vad, Ideal Meat & Provision, and Jeff Saval, Deli Brands of America. Co-presidents will be Mike Satzow, North Country Smokehouse, and Marty Evanson, Jobbers Meat Packing. Upcoming events for NAMA include the NAMA Outlook Conference, Oct. 2427, J.W. Marriott Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas; Meat Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, Oct. 27, also at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country; and NAMA MEATEXPO ’13, Suppliers Expo and Annual Convention, Feb. 1013, 2013, The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. ■ TREIF has solutions worth shouting about! TWISTER mat Fully automatic loading for dicing, shredding and strip cutting PUMA EB Accurate portion cutting, even for bone-in products Group to acquire Burger King restaurants Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. will acquire 278 companyowned Burger King restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Upon completion of the transaction Steve Wiborg, Burger King Corp.’s president, North America and Daniel Schwartz, chief financial officer, will join Carrols’ board of directors. For BKC, the deal includes 28.9 percent equity interest in Carrols and total cash payments of approximately $15.8 million. Carrols will become the largest Burger King franchisee globally with 575 restaurants. ■ DIVIDER 660 Modular slicing system with check weigher and loading belt options FALCON conti Weight-controlled precision cutting and continuous loading JBS may leave Argentina A difficult business climate and continued losses may push JBS SA to leave Argentina, according to news reports. Swift, the Argentine Subsidiary of JBS, has closed six slaughtering facilities in Argentina. Rosario, the remaining slaughtering operation, is the company’s largest. Swift also operates a meat-processing plant in the country. Wesley Batista, CEO of JBS, said in a statement that the company had been leaving Argentina gradually and that the company’s operations there accounted for less than 1 percent of JBS’s total revenue. Also, government restrictions on export, salary increases associated with inflation and the cost of closing plants made doing business in Argentina especially difficult, he added. ■ • April 2012 • Meat&Poultry • 15 1.888.77.TREIF For more information about the above models and other dicing, slicing, shredding and strip cutting equipment, call or visit our website.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - April 2012

Meat&Poultry - April 2012
Table of Contents
Commentary - Assassinating effective technology
Business Notes - LFTB fallout continues
Business Notes - Thompson to CEO of McDonald’s
Business Notes - Introducing: NAMA
Business Notes - Group to acquire Burger King restaurants
Business Notes - JBS may leave Argentina
Business Notes - JBS Q4 earnings advance despite Pilgrim’s Pride loss
Business Notes - Tyson addresses its strategy and stance on LFTB
Washington - Family farm labor pains
Cover Story - Team builder
Food Safety - Full speed ahead
CEO Series - Executive experience
Ground Beef - Burger nirvana
Meat Processing - Operations & Engineering
Flooring - Building a solid foundation
Contract Sanitation - Focus on plant sanitation
Sanitation Tips (Consejos de Sanidad) - Cleaning compounds
Sanitation Tips - Be cautious with chemicals
Packaging Solutions - Sandwich success
Ingredient Issues - ‘Real food’ nutrition
Ingredient Trends - Tracking global ingredient trends
Small Business Matters - Remote possibilities
Leadership Development - Creating future leaders
From the Corral - On-farm handling
Labor - Balancing and bargaining act
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - April 2012