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AMI Foundation Honors 10 Facilities with Environmental Achievement Awards

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2011 — The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) today announced the 10 meat and poultry plants being honored with Environmental Achievement Awards. These biennial awards are presented to member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade, environmental program or outreach initiative.

The four categories and this year’s award winners are:

Advances in Environmental Technology
First Place:  Indiana Packers Corporation - Delphi, Indiana
Second Place: Keystone Foods, LLC - Equity Group Eufaula Division – Bakerhill, Alabama

Environmental Outreach to the Public
First Place: Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. - Smithfield, Virginia
Second Place: Patrick Cudahy, Inc. - Cudahy, Wisconsin
Second Place: Premium Pet Health - Denver, Colorado

Pollution Prevention
First Place:  Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. - Smithfield, Virginia
Second  Place:  JBS Green Bay, Inc. – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Second Place: JBS Greeley, Inc. – Greeley, Colorado

Resource Conservation
First Place:  Progressive Processing, Inc. – Dubuque, Iowa
Second Place:  John Morrell & Co. – Cincinnati, Ohio

“We congratulate these award winners on their important efforts to reduce our environmental footprints,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle. “These companies are role models for the rest of our industry and we will all benefit and learn from these great innovations.”

Award winners will be recognized on March 9, 2011, during AMIF’s 2011 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Two award winners — Indiana Packers Corporation and John Morrell & Co. — will also share their success stories during the conference.

For more information on the AMIF Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/d/sp/i/10426/pid/10426.

For more information on the environmental achievement awards program, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/d/sp/i/11491/pid/11491.



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The American Meat Institute (AMI) represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI's members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry. http://www.meatinstitute.org/

 The American Meat Institute Foundation is a non-profit research, education and information foundation established by the American Meat Institute to study ways the meat and poultry industry can produce better, safer products and operate more efficiently.



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