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· How Sanderson Farms Weathers the Storms
· Sanderson Farms to Host Virtual Investor Conference
How Sanderson Farms Weathers the Storms
by Jennifer Shike, AgWeb
Oct 12, 2020
Residents in Louisiana spent the weekend cleaning up from yet another hurricane. Hurricane Delta made landfall on Friday bringing flash flooding to parts of the state already battered by an unforgiving hurricane season.
Forecasters called for a storm surge as high as 11 feet in some places, impacting those on the coast and further inland, reports AgDay TV national reporter Betsy Jibben.
A Change in Perspective
Pic Billingsley, director of development and engineering for Sanderson Farms, a poultry producer based out of Laurel, Miss., says Hurricane Katrina taught them many lessons 15 years ago – lessons that have changed the way the company does business today.
After Hurricane Katrina, the company organized a crisis management team. Today, hurricanes are just one of the events this team deals with, he adds. When a storm hits the Gulf, their crisis team immediately mobilizes.
With two plants in North Carolina, a plant in south Georgia and plants in south Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, it’s inevitable when a storm comes to the U.S., that their business will be impacted somehow, he says.
“It just never ends,” Billingsley says. “When Katrina came through, it was not expected to intensify like it did. We knew we would be impacted. But you know, a category one storm is one thing. A category three or four storm is something totally different. And the track of this one brought it right into our operation.”
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Sanderson Farms to Host Virtual Investor Conference
October 12, 2020
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) will host its annual investor conference on Friday, October 16, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held in a virtual format only.
The investor presentation and Q&A session will be led by Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, with additional comments from industry experts and the Company’s management team. The presentations will run from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, October 16, 2020, and will be available to investors via a live video webcast. A link to the broadcast will be posted on the investor relations section of the Company’s website, http://ir.sandersonfarms.com/events/event-details/sanderson-farms-2020-investor-day, and a replay will be available for 30 days. Those who wish to participate by phone may do so by dialing 833-857-1010 (toll-free) or 929-517-0312 (international/toll), conference ID:4573699.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and minimally prepared chicken. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.
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