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Success is a Matter of System BUSINESS NOTES Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions Tyson Foods Inc. announced it will on the foodservice channel, and Don close its Ford Ave. processing plant Julio offers inroads into retail distri- in Springdale, Ark. Gary Mickelson, bution with a respected brand. Tyson spokesman, said “changing de- Looking ahead to 2014, he said Ty- mand for certain specialty products” son Foods expects to grow its total prompted the closure. sales by 3 to 4 percent annually and “There are 68 hourly production value-added sales by approximately 6 workers at the plant and they’re be- to 8 percent. During fiscal 2012, end- ing offered permanent positions at ed Sept. 29, 2012, Tyson Foods had other Tyson Foods locations in the revenues of $33,278 million. Maximizing Profits with CSB-System Software Solutions area,” Mickelson said Jim Lochner, chief in a statement. “The operating officer, gave plant on Ford Avenue an update on the beef With more than 35 years of experience, CSBSystem is the leading provider of innovative software solutions for the protein industry. Our industry specific fully integrated solutions provide our global client base with long-lasting competitive advantages by increasing efficiency, reducing costs and maximizing profits. has been operating for ma rket, wh ich has more than 15 years been affected by high and once served as Ty- feed costs due to the son’s research and de- drought and the small- VISIT US! velopment pilot plant. In recent years, due to est US cat t le herd Jim Lochner Tyson’s business stratHall 11.1 Booth B-81 May 4-9, 2013 any in Frankfurt, Germ since the 1950s. “Looking specifically in the last couple of weeks, we of the products made at the plant have have had margin compression, even been relocated to other facilities or though we have had very positive news consolidated to better meet the needs in January where a competitor did an- of our customers.” Integrated. Pre-Configured. Tailored to your Business. egy to operate more efficiently, most nounce that they would be shutting In addition, Tyson Foods announced the acquisition of Don Ju- CSB-System software provides resources for: Traceability and Recall Management Scale, Labelling and Scanning Solutions Yield Management and Product Costing Gross Margin Analysis Inventory Management Systems Batch Processing Management Livestock Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning a plant in West Texas,” Lochner explained. “And Japan is opening up lio Foods, a Utah-based tortilla and beef, extending it to 30-month vs. snacks manufacturer, which may be 20-month [and down] cattle.” Lochner added that because of tions for the company, said Dennis the challenges the company is deal- Leatherby, chief financial officer, while ing with in beef, he anticipates the speaking at the Goldman Sachs Agri- second quarter of fi scal 2013 being business Conference on Feb. 26. Take advantage of our expertise - contact us in order to learn more about our state-of-the-art software solutions for the protein industry. just the start of a series of acquisi- softer than he believed a month ago. “But we feel very good about the rest of the fiscal year and as a whole of Don Julio, a tortilla and salty snack into 2014,” he said. “As Dennis said, manufacturer,” Leatherby said. “It is we are not a commodity-protein com- an example of small regional acquisi- pany. Tyson is a multi-protein, multi- tions we have talked about in the past channel, multinational food company that will be a good fit for us. Tyson with a broad product portfolio and we is already the second-largest tortilla CSB-System International, Inc. USA Contact us: (800) 852-9977 March 2013 12 • Meat&Poultry • “A couple of weeks ago, we announced an acquisition of the assets are poised to grow in less than ideal manufacturer in the US with a focus market conditions.” ■ •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - March 2013

Meat&Poultry - March 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Food-safety déjà vu
Business Notes - Vilsack details sequester impact on meat industry
More horse meat detected in European products
Smithfield, Kansas City Sausage form jv
Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions
Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas
USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant
Washington - Consequences of inspection cuts
Top 100 - This year's Top 100 ranking reflects the industry's evolution during challenging times
Corporate Citizenship - Sustainability-driven
Small Business Matters - Aiming to please
Ingredient Solutions - Accent on adventure
Pork Processing - Hog ties
Tools of the Trade - Cool Birds
Packaging Solutions - MAP mindsets
Show Preview - Worldwide welcome
From the Corral - Slow and steady improvements
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - March 2013