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· Large Scale Theft From JBS At Brooks
… The full load of beef was valued at over $230,000 and is unaccounted for to date…
· U.S.-bound truckload of Alberta beef disappears
· JBS to invest $3.3 million in Moore County
· JBS USA to invest $1.7 million into Hyrum City
Large Scale Theft From JBS At Brooks
by Monique Massiah, Strathmore Now (Canada)
15 September 2020
Brooks RCMP are investigating the theft of a large amount of beef from the JBS meat packing plant.
On August 30th, a transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS meat packing plant to the United States failed to make its delivery. It was later determined that the transport truck was operating under fraudulent documents and under the fraudulent name of "Transport Pascal Charland" out of Chateauguay, Quebec. The full load of beef was valued at over $230,000 and is unaccounted for to date.
The truck is described as a burgundy coloured semi-truck with a large bunk. It was pulling a white refrigerated enclosed trailer.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, with short brown hair, slightly balding and tall with a heavy build. He was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, yellow fluorescent vest, and a surgical mask.
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U.S.-bound truckload of Alberta beef disappears
Over $230,000 in JBS beef hasn't turned up, RCMP says
By Dave Bedard, GFM Network News, Editor, Daily News
via Canadian Cattlemen - September 15, 2020
A reefer truck loaded with over $230,000 in beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. is more than two weeks overdue and alleged to be travelling on “fraudulent documents,” RCMP say.
Brooks RCMP said Monday they’re investigating after a transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS plant to the U.S. “failed to make its delivery” on Aug. 30.
It’s since been found that the truck was allegedly operating not only under fraudulent documents but a “fraudulent name,” listed as “Transport Pascal Charland” out of Chateauguay, Que., RCMP said.
Police described the truck as a burgundy semi with a large bunk, pulling a white refrigerated trailer.
Their suspect is described as a “slightly balding” Caucasian male with short brown hair, tall with a heavy build and wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt, yellow fluorescent vest and a surgical mask.
The same trucking company name and location were alleged to have been given in a separate case involving disappearing hot tubs, Thorsby RCMP said in a separate release on Sept. 4.
A numbered company name, 10036218 Canada Inc., was also given in that case, RCMP said.
A flat-deck trailer, hitched to an unmarked white Volvo semi, is alleged to have been loaded up on Sept. 2 with seven Arctic Spas hot tubs “without legal authority” and driven off from the Arctic Spas manufacturing plant at Thorsby, about 50 km southwest of Edmonton...
JBS to invest $3.3 million in Moore County
John Key, The Moore County News Press (TX)
Sep 14, 2020
JBS USA officials announced on Wednesday that they would be providing $3.3 million dollars to Moore County, site of the JBS Cactus beef packing plant, for investments in projects designed to "respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the region's future," according to a press release from the company.
"We are very proud of our role in providing food for American families, but we're also excited to have the opportunity to make this significant investment in our hometown," said JBS Cactus Plant General Manager Manny Guerrero.
The money is part of the $50 million Hometown Strong initiative announced earlier that is intended to fund improvements in communities across the nation where JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride Corporation facilities are located and the bulk of employees live. As part of the initiative, $6.5 million was set aside for projects in the Texas cities of Cactus, Lufkin, Mt Pleasant, Nacogdoches, and Waco. A company spokesperson Friday said that total had not been increased and the $50 million national total had also not been increased. The announcement Wednesday means that Moore County will receive over half of the money earmarked for Texas projects. Company officials have not said why that decision was made.
According to the press release, local community leaders are now helping company officials come up with projects designed to relieve food insecurity, enhance community infrastructure and well-being, and help with COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. Among the projects they have already selected are helping to build the Cactus Aquatic Center in Cactus and updating the women's locker room and replacing the basketball court scoreboard in the Moore County YMCA in Dumas. A company spokesperson said Friday that JBS welcomes suggestions from community members, including for projects benefiting non-profit, non-governmental organizations. They can send their suggestions to email@example.com. All projects will be identified by the end of the year.
"Moore County sends its heartfelt appreciation to JBS USA's leadership and employees for reinvesting in our communities through its Hometown Strong initiative," said Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades...
JBS USA to invest $1.7 million into Hyrum City
by Rod Boam, Cache Valley Daily (UT)
September 14, 2020
HYRUM– JBS USA is working with Hyrum City leaders to identify where to put a $1.7 million investment they recently committed to give the city.
The world’s largest processor of fresh beef and pork is working with Hyrum City officials to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. They are looking at three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.
Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS USA plans to invest in Hyrum where a meat processing facility that employs more than 1,300 people is located.
Darren Olsen, JBS Hyrum Plant General Manager, realizes the challenges of keeping his employees safe during a pandemic while producing safe meat products for consumers.
“Producing food for our country every day is something we are extremely proud of, but through the Hometown Strong initiative we’re going to be able to do even more for our community,” Olsen said. “Our focus during the past few months has been on the health and safety of our team members, and we are humbled to now partner with our hometown to make meaningful contributions and look toward the future.”
Hyrum Mayor Stephanie Miller said JBS is a great business to have in her city and feels fortunate to have them in the community.
“They provide employment that brings well-paying jobs, helping their employees to take care of their families,” she said. “Through the years they have been supportive with services and commodities for city events.”
Over the years the city has developed a great working partnership with the meat packing company, Miller said.
Ron Salveson, Hyrum city administrator, said JBS approached them last fall about getting more involved in the community.
“We’ve had minor discussions about the funds,” he said. “It’s still early and we don’t know where they want to make their investment.”
He said the $1.7 million is approximately on third of their operating budget and it could be a big boost to the city.
“The JBS USA Hyrum beef production facility has an annual payroll of more than $60 million,” said Nikki Richardson of the corporate communications office...