Facilitating Continuous Improvement in Water Reduction

JBS Food Canada

With more than 28 projects completed by Continuous Improvement Teams (CITs) in the JBS Food Canada business, our Canadian team members made meaningful changes throughout the Brooks, AB, facility in 2018. As voted by the JBS Food Canada management team, the facility’s 2018 Canadian CIT Award was presented to a group of team members who…

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Reducing Water and Natural Gas

JBS Food Canada

In 2018, the JBS Food Canada Brooks, AB, team moved away from using thermal interventions in the chad cabinet on the facility’s harvest floor. Instead, the facility now utilizes peracetic acid (PAA) chemical intervention. In light of the PAA recycle system’s successful application across JBS USA Fed Beef facilities, the system was implemented at Brooks…

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Upgrading Facility Lighting

JBS Food Canada

In 2018, the JBS Food Canada team began a project to replace more than 780 lights throughout the Brooks facility with LED fixtures. While all lights previously utilized 400 watt bulbs, the new 150 watt LED bulbs have resulted in energy savings of more than 1,730,100 kWh – or $86,000 annually. As an average Canadian…

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Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

JBS USA Beef

Five Rivers is the world’s largest cattle-feeding company, with 11 feedyards in six U.S. States. Collectively, the feedyards have a one-time feeding capacity of more than 900,000 head of cattle and market more than 1.8 million head of cattle per year. In addition to being JBS USA Beef’s most strategic partner, Five Rivers has partnered…

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Internal Recognition

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

JBS USA facilities have a full calendar of annual, monthly and weekly recognition events. Some of the events held in 2018 were: Green Bay, WI, Beef Production Facility: Team Members of the Month Beardstown, IL, Pork Production Facility: Good Job Award, Conservation Award, Impact Award, Annual Trainer Appreciation Day Grand Island, NE, Beef Production Facility: Employment…

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NAMI Safety Awards

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recognizes production facilities for outstanding performance in team member health and safety. Awards levels are as follows, starting with the highest recognition: Honor, Merit, Commendation and Certificate of Recognition. Awards are earned based on an evaluation of the actual safety performance, as well as the implementation of an effective…

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Joint Poultry Industry Safety Awards

Pilgrim’s

Each year, the Joint Poultry Safety & Health Council sponsors the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Program for National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) members. The program seeks to motivate employers to continuously improve their safety performance through the establishment of sound safety and health programs…

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26TEN Project

Longford, TAS, Beef Production Facility

In 2018, team members from JBS Australia Longford attended a morning gathering at Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia, in recognition of the 26TEN Project, a program for businesses, community groups and governments to assist employees with their reading, writing, numeracy and communications skills. In 2016, the Longford team committed to…

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Providing International Leadership Opportunities

Mt. Pleasant, TX, Chicken Production Facility

In the summer of 2018, Pilgrim’s Mt. Pleasant team member Reyna Stephanie Soto joined outstanding college students and professionals from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Former Pilgrim’s CEO Bill Lovette sponsored Soto’s participation in the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) in Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, Australia.…

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Certificate Training

Mungindi, QLD, Feedlot

In December 2018, eight team members at the JBS Australia Mungindi feedlot successfully completed their Certificate III in Feedlot Operations. A “Graduation Stand Up”, which incorporated a barbeque lunch and a formal certificate presentation was held to congratulate the team members on their achievement.

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