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Mountaire Farms
Industry Manufacturing
Founded1914
Headquarters Millsboro, Delaware, United States
Key people
Ron Cameron (President and CEO)
Products Chicken
Website mountaire.com

Mountaire Farms is the seventh-largest producer of chicken in the United States, with headquarters in Millsboro, Delaware. The company operates internationally, serving the United States and foreign markets as far away as Asia. Mountaire Farms has facilities in the states of Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. [1] The company has about 7,000 employees and plays a major part in the economy of Delaware. [1] [2]

History

What became Mountaire Farms was founded in Arkansas in 1914 by Guy Cameron, who started a local feed business. His son Ted Cameron built four feed mills in the 1950s to serve local growers. In 1959, the company started processing chickens, with Mountaire Poultry, Inc. incorporated in 1964. The company was incorporated as Mountaire Corporation in 1971. Ron Cameron, the son of Ted Cameron, became President and CEO of the company in 1975. [3]

In 1977, Mountaire Farms expanded operations to Delaware when it purchased H&H Poultry in Selbyville. The company acquired Piedmont Poultry in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina in 1996. In 2000, Mountaire Farms purchased operations from Townsends, including Central Grain Facilities, in Millsboro, Delaware. The same year, the company built a new feed mill in Candor, North Carolina. In 2003, Mountaire Farms bought the Tyson feed mill in Princess Anne, Maryland. The company acquired operations from Hostetter Grain Facilities in Trappe, Maryland, Queen Anne, Maryland, and Seaford, Delaware in 2007. In 2009, Mountaire Farms bought Mauney Grain in New London, North Carolina. The company acquired Carmean Grain Facilities in Ridgely, Maryland in 2011. In 2012, Mountaire Farms bought Gavilon Grain in Townsend, Delaware. The company took over the Townsend/Omtron Hatchery in Siler City, North Carolina in 2013. Mountaire Farms bought Star Milling in Statesville, North Carolina in 2014, which became their Breeder Feed Mill. In 2016, the company bought a former processing plant in Siler City, with plans to renovate and update the plant. In October of that year, Mountaire Farms opened a new Corporate Office Building in Millsboro. In 2017, the company acquired Lansing Trade Group, LLC, which has operations in Eastville and Painter in Virginia. [3]

Other

Mountaire Farms was the fifth largest contributor to the 2016 Trump campaign. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "About". Mountaire Farms. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Tirrell, Michael W. (January 26, 2018). "Mountaire Farms: We're committed to being a good corporate neighbor". The News Journal. Wilmington, DE. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Our History". Mountaire Farms. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/contributors?id=N00023864

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