Smithfield Foods History
Smithfield Foods was founded in the year 1936. The company has been operational for almost 83 years now. The founders of the company were Joseph W Luter Jr and Joseph W Luter Sr. The former name of the company was the Smithfield Packing Company. The company was financed by Peter Pruden from Suffolk and John S. The Smithfield Packing Company manufacturing plant was established in the year 1946 on Highway 10. By the year 1959, the company had a fleet of 650 workers. Joseph W Luter Jr was the CEO of the company until the year 1962 when he had passed away. Forty-two per cent of the company was owned by Joseph W Luter Jr which was passed onto his son, known as Joseph W Luther III when his son had joined the company, the same year of his passing as well. By the year 1966, he had become the CEO as well as the chairman of the company too.
Smithfield Foods Corporate Founder
Founder: Joseph W. Luter, Sr. & Joseph W. Luter, Jr.
Smithfield Foods Corporate Official Address
Address: 200 Commerce St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
Smithfield Foods Corporate Contact Details
- Phone Number: +1 757-365-3000
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