PoultryUSA - April 2018 - 54
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Poultry plant's steadfast
commitment to clean
Pilgrim's Guntersville, Alabama, processing plant helps protect a
cherished local natural resource while providing a necessary service
for its company.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp.'s, Guntersville, Alabama, exemplifies the company's focus on making a difference by
improving the lives of others through its daily work.
In doing, so Pilgrim's Guntersville operation received
an Honorable Mention in the 2017 U.S. Poultry &
Association Clean Water Award for the partial treatment category.
Helping protect a local treasure
Guntersville, situated at the southern end of Lake
Guntersville prides itself as Alabama's Lake City. The
Pilgrim's Guntersville Processing Plant is located on
the shore of the state's largest lake. The poultry plant's
entrance sits along a scenic highway which leads to
Lake Guntersville State Park. The park hosts numerous bass fishing tournaments each year as well as other
visitors coming to see the American bald eagles inhabiting the area.
Pilgrim's Guntersville was awarded both the Marshall
County People Against a Littered State Business Pride
award for maintaining litter-free plant grounds and a
Beautification Award from the town's mayor.
"We are located on a hilltop surrounded on almost
three sides by water and a sensitive ecosystem that
supports a lot of tourism, so everybody that drives by
heading to the main entrance of the state park sees
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