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Smithfield Foods Overview

Industry

Food Products

Organization Type

Private

Employees

> 10,000

Headquarters

Smithfield, VA

Website

smithfieldfoods.com

Website

smithfieldfoods.com



Founded in

1936

Revenue

> $1B

Key People

Kenneth Sullivan (CEO)

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About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company and wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group of China. Founded in 1936 as the Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Virginia, by Joseph W. Luter and his son, the company is the largest pig and pork producer in the world. In addition to owning over 500 farms in the United States, Smithfield contracts with another 2,000 independent farms around the country to grow Smithfield's pigs. Outside the U.S., the company has facilities in Mexico, Poland, Romania, Germany and the UK. Globally the company employed 50,200 in 2016 and reported an annual revenue of $14 billion. Its 973,000-square-foot meat-processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, was reported in 2000 to be the world's largest, processing 32,000 pigs a day.

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Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company and wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group of China. Founded in 1936 as the Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Virginia, by Joseph W. Luter and his son, the company is the largest pig and pork producer in the world. In addition to owning over 500 farms in the United States, Smithfield contracts with another 2,000 independent farms around the country to grow Smithfield's pigs. Outside the U.S., the company has facilities in Mexico, Poland, Romania, Germany and the UK. Globally the company employed 50,200 in 2016 and reported an annual revenue of $14 billion. Its 973,000-square-foot meat-processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, was reported in 2000 to be the world's largest, processing 32,000 pigs a day.

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What Is

Smithfield Foods's Mission Statement

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We are passionate about producing good food the right way. Our business depends on the humane treatment of animals, stewardship of the environment, producing safe and high-quality food, the vitality of local communities, and creating a fair, ethical, and rewarding work environment for our people.

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Smithfield Foods Employees

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Gender

Male

58.8%

Female

39.7%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

65.0%

Black or African American

12.9%

Hispanic or Latino

11.7%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.4%

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Smithfield Foods Careers

Average Length of Employment
Rose Packing 5.0 years
Conagra Brands 4.6 years
General Mills 4.3 years
Cargill 3.5 years
Monsanto 3.4 years
Tyson Foods 2.9 years

Smithfield Foods

2.5 years
Top Employers Before Smithfield Foods
Walmart 20.3%
McDonald's 10.8%
US Army 8.1%
U.S. Navy 6.1%
Wendy's 5.4%
Butterball 3.1%
Taco Bell 3.1%
Kellogg 2.7%
TYSON 2.7%
Subway 2.7%
Food Lion 2.7%
Hardee's 2.4%
Top Employers After Smithfield Foods
Walmart 11.8%
Butterball 6.7%
McDonald's 6.2%
Seaboard 5.1%
Amazon 4.5%
Target 4.5%
Belk 3.4%
US Army 3.4%
FedEx 2.8%
Hardee's 2.8%
B&G Foods 2.8%

Smithfield Foods Employees Education

Schools

Fayetteville Technical Community College

15.0%

Lenoir Community College

7.1%

Norfolk State University

6.4%

Sampson Community College

6.4%

Thomas Nelson Community College

5.7%

Kansas State University

5.7%

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

5.0%

Iowa State University

5.0%

Tidewater Community College

5.0%

Colorado Technical University

5.0%

College of William and Mary

4.3%

Old Dominion University

4.3%

Strayer University

3.6%

University of Phoenix

3.6%

Wayne Community College

3.6%

Mountain Empire Community College

2.9%

Liberty University

2.9%

East Carolina University

2.9%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.9%

South Dakota State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

28.3%

Accounting

8.4%

Nursing

6.5%

Electrical Engineering

4.7%

General Studies

4.4%

Management

4.4%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Industrial Technology

3.7%

Health Care Administration

3.7%

Animal Science

3.4%

Cosmetology

3.1%

Computer Science

3.1%

Finance

3.1%

Human Resources Management

3.1%

Automotive Technology

2.8%

Communication

2.8%

Nursing Assistants

2.8%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

35.1%

Bachelors

26.8%

Associate

14.0%

Masters

11.6%

Certificate

8.3%

Diploma

2.0%

License

1.1%

Doctorate

1.1%
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Smithfield Foods Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

65.7%

Republican Party

34.3%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Joseph LuterChairperson $117,500Republican Party
Karin LuterChairperson $7,500Republican Party
Dennis TreacySenior Vice President $2,500Democratic Party
Mark GarrettExecutive $2,200Democratic Party
JOE LuterPresident $2,000Democratic Party
Jerry HostetterPublic Relations $1,080Republican Party
William BrandonCategory Management $1,060Democratic Party
James CoxBenefits $1,000Republican Party
Larry PopeChief Executive Officer $1,000Democratic Party
Robert ManlyChief Finance Officer $1,000Democratic Party
Michael FlemmingAttorney $800Democratic Party
Charles MoxleyNational Account Manager $550Republican Party
Gerard SchulteExecutive $500Republican Party
Kena LombardoExecutive $500Democratic Party
Dhamu ThamodaranExecutive $500Democratic Party
Timothy DykstraTreasurer $500Democratic Party
Michael ColeExecutive $500Democratic Party
Kenneth SullivanExecutive $500Democratic Party
Scott SaundersExecutive $500Democratic Party
Don ButlerGovernment Relations $500Republican Party
Charles GriffithVice President $500Democratic Party
Carol CrawfordDirector $500Democratic Party
Maynard GwaitneyDirector $350Republican Party
Glenn NunziataExecutive $300Democratic Party
Jennifer MaherMarketing $292Democratic Party
Jason RichterGroup Vice President $250Republican Party
Vernon TurnerCorporate Vice President $250Democratic Party
JOE WeberSales $250Democratic Party
Julia AndersonChief Information Officer $250Democratic Party
Michael WojtowiczPlant Manager $222Democratic Party
Daniel GauthierTechnician $150Republican Party
Martha FoilesAccountant $150Republican Party
Richard FickerFinance $150Republican Party
Brandon BrandonMarketing $50Democratic Party
Brandon, William, RhodeMarketing $16Democratic Party
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Smithfield Foods Salaries

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Information Technology Technical Services ManagerSmithfield, VA $94,760
Information Technology Technical Services ManagerSmithfield, VA $92,000
Staff AttorneySmithfield, VA $91,104
Senior Systems AnalystTar Heel, NC $88,233
Information Technology Technical Services ManagerSmithfield, VA $86,986
Commodity AnalystSmithfield, VA $85,000
Process EngineerSmithfield, VA $83,200
Senior Information Technology Senior AnalystSmithfield, VA $78,000
Senior Information Technology Senior AnalystSmithfield, VA $78,000
Finance And Reporting AnalystSmithfield, VA $68,640
Staff AccountantSmithfield, VA $52,000
Tax Collection CoordinatorSmithfield, VA $45,000
Operations AnalystSmithfield, VA $45,000

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Smithfield Foods Stock Performance

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Revenue

> $1B

Net Income

US$452.3 million (2015) [2]

Market Cap

-

Total Equity

US$4.8 billion (2015) [2]

Total Assets

US$9.9 billion (2015) [2]

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