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1100 Hall Street, SW
United States
Michigan Turkey Producers is a vertically integrated turkey producer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was founded as a cooperative in 1998 by 15 growers after Sara Lee closed its Michigan turkey slaughter facility. The company moved into the value-added turkey market in 2006 with the opening of its cook plant. It produces ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook products. Michigan Turkey Producers is owned by Michigan Turkey Producers Cooperative members and other investors. It employs 750 people.
Michigan Turkey Producers slaughtered 229.5 million pounds of live turkey in 2023, an increase from 221 million pounds in 2022. Its 2023 sales were $360.4 million, an increase from $315.8 million in 2022.
Michigan Turkey Producers' sales break out is 50% foodservice, 10% export and 40% retail. Product forms are 75% fresh, 25% frozen. At point of sale, its products are 68% raw and 32% cooked. The company's 750 turkey products are marketed under the Golden Legacy brand.
In January 2023, Michigan Turkey Producers received a Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the amount of $1,531,204 to upgrade and expand its plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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