75th anniversary

Valuing the Past, Focused on the Future

With the purchase of an old livestock pavilion on July 25, 1945, Albert Huisinga, Herman Nelson, and Albin Norling began what would be the start of 75 years of pursuing excellence & innovation. A lot has changed in the last 75 years. The company has grown from 1 local company with 3 employees to a group of 8 affiliated companies with 1,600 employees spanning multiple states and countries.

The goal of the founders was to improve the turkey processing and hatching industries through simply “doing things better.” This mindset established a successive pattern of focusing on technology and the pursuit of excellence and innovation, and we have no intention of slowing down now! Seventy-five years has been achieved through the hard work, dedication, and collaboration demonstrated by the employees and team members across all companies.

To observe this milestone, several activities that align with our corporate values are planned throughout the year. It is these values that have sustained the success of the organization for three quarters of a century. Check out all the highlights and don’t forget to sign the guestbook while you’re here!


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One better than 74!

Joe Sixpack

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2020-09-15T14:49:53-05:00

Joe Sixpack

One better than 74!
I would recommend this to the whole world!

Sandy Turkeylover

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2020-09-16T12:24:39-05:00

Sandy Turkeylover

I would recommend this to the whole world!
It was everything I had hoped for plus more!

Twopak Aday

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2020-09-16T12:26:39-05:00

Twopak Aday

It was everything I had hoped for plus more!
All the personal touches and special effort do not go unnoticed

Time Voyager

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2020-09-16T12:25:58-05:00

Time Voyager

All the personal touches and special effort do not go unnoticed
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75 Ways of Giving Back for Willmar Poultry’s 75th Year


The decision to invest in the organization and the community can make an impact for future decades. This year, we are committed to 75 different ways of investing in the organization, and how team members and the company investing in the community has helped embody the value of stewardship. Tell us how you have volunteered your time this year by emailing laura.orsten@life-scienceinnovations.com. See the most recent stories below:
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