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About West Liberty Foods, L.L.C.

Turkey is the main dish at West Liberty Foods, but the company has room for other meats on its plate as well. In addition to slaughtering and processing turkeys, the company also prepares and slices pork, chicken, and beef into value-added meat products, such as luncheon meat and deli trays. It has the capacity to produce some 650 million pounds of food annually and serves retail and foodservice customers, including some of the top restaurant chains in the US. As part of its business, West Liberty Foods co-packs branded meats for bigger companies and also offers private-label services.

Operations

West Liberty's facilities feature a full range of processing capabilities for turkey, pork, beef, and chicken, including ham, sausage, roast beef, and specialty meats. In addition to slicing (shaved, stacked, shingled, setups, whole muscle) and packaging (carton, pouch, tray, bulk, vacuum packed), the company provides a host of fully cooked capabilities (bone-in wings, meatballs, sausage patties, grilled/steamed, glazed, battered/breaded) as well as high-pressure pasteurization, steak cutting, and meal kits.

Geographic Reach

Iowa-based West Liberty operates four production facilities in West Liberty and Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Bollingbrook, Illinois; and Tremonton, Utah.

Sales and Marketing

West Liberty serves foodservice operators, grocery stores, and restaurant chains. It has been a leading to supplier to sandwich chain Subway.

Company Background

In 1996 the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative was formed by 47 Iowa-based turkey growers; it purchased the West Liberty, Iowa, facility formerly owned by Oscar Mayer, and began to run the business as West Liberty Foods. The first turkeys were processed by the cooperative in 1997.

The company added facilities in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 2003; Tremonton, Utah, in 2007; and Bolingbrook, Illinois, in 2014.

 

West Liberty Foods, L.L.C.

228 W 2ND ST
West Liberty, IA 52776-1559
Phone: 1 (319) 627-6000

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CEO: Edward Garrett
President: Michael Quint
VP, Operations: K. Joseph Swanson
Employees (This Location): 750
Employees (All Locations): 1,650

Major Office Locations

West Liberty, IA

Other Locations

Mount Pleasant, IA
Sigourney, IA
West Des Moines, IA
West Liberty, IA
Bolingbrook, IL
Tremonton, UT