Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief, visited Wayne Farms’ Oakwood, Ga., headquarters, and its Dothan and Union Springs, Ala., plants in conjunction with our June eMagazine cover story. Below are several interviews Hanacek did with the leadership team there on a variety of newsworthy topics.
Clint Rivers, president, CEO and chairman of Wayne Farms, tells Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, how Wayne Farms responded through the COVID-19 pandemic and how the poultry industry’s innovations continue today.
Rivers discusses how automation will continue to drive poultry production and processing as the industry pushes forward.
Like everyone else, Wayne Farms had to make adjustments in response to the challenges of that last year and a half, and Kevin McDaniel, COO, highlights some of the solutions the company instituted.
Michael Crump, senior director, Fresh Operations, Wayne Farms, explains how a focus on employee health and wellness has helped the company attract employees and keep them safe, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
McDaniel believes a variety of changes to protocol will stick around permanently in the poultry processing industry, even after the COVID-19 pandemic eases its grip on society and the industry.