The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association recognized three companies that have been exhibiting for 50 or more years at the 2011 International Poultry Expo.

Baader-Johnson Food Processing Machinery (Formerly Gordon-Johnson Company Inc. before acquisition) was recognized for 55 years of exhibiting at IPE and its predecessor the Southeastern Poultry Show.

Cobb-Vantress Inc. was also recognized for 55 years of exhibiting with the original company, Cobb Inc., established in 1916 in Massachusetts.

A second breeder, Hubbard LLC, attained a half-century of exhibiting.