At the 2011 International Poultry Expo, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association recognized three companies that have been exhibiting for 50 or more years at the Expo: Baader-Johnson Food Processing Machinery, Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Hubbard LLC.

Steve Willardsen, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and president of Cargill Value Added Meats, presented plaques to each company in acknowledgement of their long-term exhibiting tenure. Baader-Johnson and Cobb-Vantress were recognized for 55 years of exhibiting at IPE and Hubbard was recognized for 50 years of IPE exhibiting.