75th anniversary

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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What a milestone...75 years!! Congratulations!

Victoria Rosendahl

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2020-12-04T09:51:50-06:00

Victoria Rosendahl

What a milestone...75 years!! Congratulations!
What an accomplishment! Congratulations on 75 years!

Laura Orsten

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2020-11-09T09:29:12-06:00

Laura Orsten

What an accomplishment! Congratulations on 75 years!
Congratulations on 75 years ! Just a group of amazing people that are always coming together and giving it their all. Can't wait to see what the future has in store.

Nestor Bustos

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2021-01-13T11:57:22-06:00

Nestor Bustos

Congratulations on 75 years ! Just a group of amazing people that are always coming together and giving it their all. Can't wait to see what the future has in store.
Congrats on 75 years! Looking forward to 75 more.

Kristi DeGree

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2020-11-09T09:43:53-06:00

Kristi DeGree

Congrats on 75 years! Looking forward to 75 more.
What an accomplishment by all! Congratulations!

Andy Gray

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2020-12-04T09:52:42-06:00

Andy Gray

What an accomplishment by all! Congratulations!
!CONGRATULATIONS!!! I want to thank God for the pioneers that started this great business that has given jobs to so many people including me. I am so proud of all of you, again CONGRATULATIONS.

Sabrina Velasquez

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2021-01-13T13:23:14-06:00

Sabrina Velasquez

!CONGRATULATIONS!!! I want to thank God for the pioneers that started this great business that has given jobs to so many people including me. I am so proud of all of you, again CONGRATULATIONS.
Congratulations!  It's an amazing group of companies to be a part of.  Here's to 75 more years!

Dave Dykshoorn

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2020-12-10T10:36:24-06:00

Dave Dykshoorn

Congratulations!  It's an amazing group of companies to be a part of.  Here's to 75 more years!

Amazing to not only survive but continue to grow over the course of 75 years!

John Evans

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2020-12-08T10:41:44-06:00

John Evans

Amazing to not only survive but continue to grow over the course of 75 years!
What an incredible milestone to celebrate! Congratulations on 75 years!

Pam Schlagel

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2020-12-28T10:07:53-06:00

Pam Schlagel

What an incredible milestone to celebrate! Congratulations on 75 years!
What an impressive 75 years, Hats off to all involved to accomplish this mile stone! Congratulations!. I can't imagine what another mile stone will bring.

Kathy Hornick

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2020-12-11T10:52:21-06:00

Kathy Hornick

What an impressive 75 years, Hats off to all involved to accomplish this mile stone! Congratulations!. I can't imagine what another mile stone will bring.
Congratulations to all the hard-working employees over the years!

Valerie Norling

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2020-12-04T13:52:00-06:00

Valerie Norling

Congratulations to all the hard-working employees over the years!
A wonderful achievement! Congratulations!

Jan McFarland

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2020-12-04T13:53:45-06:00

Jan McFarland

A wonderful achievement! Congratulations!
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Giving Back for Willmar Poultry Group’s 75th Year

The decision to invest in the organization, our community, and our employees can make an impact for future decades. This year, we are committed to highlighting how we are stewards of our organization, our community and of our teammates. If you have examples of how you have volunteered your time this year or any other stewardship examples, let us know by emailing 75years@life-scienceinnovations.com. See the most recent stories below:

Throughout our organization’s history, our leaders have balanced taking risks with being good stewards of our businesses and our people.
An important aspect of Stewardship is giving back to employees. Being that we are in the turkey industry, one way
It’s Willmar Poultry Group’s 75th Anniversary! As we celebrate this momentous milestone, we have made it our mission to align