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Turkeys at a farm in Loose Creek, Missouri. | Austin Alonzo

Butterball investing $8.7 million to upgrade two plants

Improvements to be made at facilities in Ozark and Huntsville, creating 360 jobs
Butterball is investing a combined $8.7 million and creating a total of 360 new jobs within three years in two turkey processing facilities in Northwest Arkansas.
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OSHA cites Butterball for alleged worker death violation

Agency says company didn’t report death at Missouri facility within the required eight-hour timeline
Butterball has been issued a citation from the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), alleging the company failed to report the death of an employee at its turkey processing plant in Carthage, Missiouri, within eight hours, as required by law.
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Mountaire plant withdraws recognition of Teamsters Local 355

Union members at poultry plant in Selbyville, Delaware, say they ‘want them out of our lives since they serve no purpose’
Employees who work at Mountaire Farms’ poultry plant in Selbyville, Delaware, who belong to the Teamsters Local 355 union recently sent a letter to the company, explaining they no longer wanted to be represented by the union.
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