Tyson Foods, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Williams Sausage Company, Inc. of Union City, Tenn., both companies announced recently.
Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire Tennessee, US-based pork processor Williams Sausage Company for an undisclosed amount.
Williams Sausage Company employs around 500 members and produces cooked sausages, bacon and sandwiches for the retail and foodservice markets.
“The addition of Williams Sausage Company aligns with our strategic intent of expanding our capacity to serve our customers,” said Stewart Glendinning, Group President of Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “We also look forward to welcoming Williams’ dedicated team members to the Tyson Foods family.”
Williams Sausage Company president and CEO Roger Williams added: “There are not many companies to which we could entrust what we have built, and we are very pleased that in Tyson Foods we have found that partner who understands the heritage and culture of our family business and will be able to take it to the next level. We believe this to be a very positive move for our family and our team members that will ensure the future of all stakeholders.”
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the transaction is still subject to approval by U.S. regulators.
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Tyson Foods Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognised leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the Company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Company had approximately 142,000 team members on October 1, 2022.
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