Today, OK Industries employs about 5,000 in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The company was one of the largest privately held operations based in Arkansas. The company operates large processing plants in Fort Smith and Heavener, Okla.
George Watt, former president of the National Chicken Council, said in a statement, “Collier Wenderoth was a visionary leader of the poultry industry, building his family company and the entire industry with it. He was always generous with his time and energy. As a business and civic leader, he commanded respect in Arkansas and across the country. He will truly be missed.”
For further remembrances about Wenderoth's life and career, as well as funeral information, visit the City Wire at http://www.thecitywire.com/index.php?q=node/16198.
Source: Arkansas City Wire