For 31 years, Thomas Shelton has watched Case Farms grow from two employees (counting himself) and zero plants to approximately 3,200 employees, four processing plants, one further-processing plant, three feed mills and four hatcheries in Ohio and North Carolina today.
In February 2017, editor-in-chief Andy Hanacek visited with Thomas Shelton, chairman and founder of Case Farms, for an exclusive interview at his home. What follows is a portion of their discussion on the company’s past, present and future:
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