Tyson Foods Inc. recently completed the previously announced acquisition of Williams Sausage Co. Inc. of Union City, Tenn., furthering the company’s strategy to increase its capacity and product portfolio. To ensure the continuity of business operations, Emily Billingsley, Roger Williams’ daughter, will be responsible for the company’s operations.

“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to win with customers, augments our manufacturing capabilities, and expands our product portfolio,” said Stewart Glendinning, group president, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Williams Sausage Company brings real strengths in its brand, facilities, and direct store delivery network that make this a logical and welcome addition to our Prepared Foods business.”

“Our family has enjoyed 65 years of success thanks to dedicated team members, great customers, and fantastic suppliers that have allowed us to build a quality food company,” said Williams Sausage Co. President and CEO Roger Williams. “We’re grateful to find a new partner in Tyson Foods, a company that understands the important legacy of family businesses and is committed to supporting a smooth transition for all stakeholders.”

“We are honored that Williams Sausage Company is entrusting us with their 65-year legacy and a portfolio of value-added brands for retail and food service customers,” said Glendinning.

Williams Sausage Co. employs approximately 500 team members and produces fresh and fully cooked sausage, bacon and sandwiches for retail and foodservice customers.

Source: Tyson Foods Inc.