Timothy O. Schellpeper
|FISCAL 2012 SALES
1 Reflects intercompany sales.
The Smithfield Packing Company, Incorporated, was founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter and his son, Joseph W. Luter, Jr. Primary lines of business include fresh pork, smoked meats, bacon, cooked hams, and hot dogs for retail, foodservice, and deli channels. The company exports products to approximately 30 countries. In addition to the Smithfield brand, its Gwaltney, Esskay, and Cumberland Gap products are among the leaders in their respective markets. Smithfield Specialty Foods Group is home of the Genuine Smithfield Ham, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, and other gourmet offerings.
Cumberland Gap, Esskay
Cumming, GA; Grayson and Middlesboro, KY; Landover, MD; Clinton, Kinston, Wilson, and Tar Heel, NC; Smithfield and Portsmouth, VA
- Won the Excellence in Sustainability Award at the 2012 Walmart/Sam’s Club Packaging Expo for a load optimization project. By maximizing truck capacity for deliveries, the company saved 118,000 gallons of fuel and reduced CO2 emissions by 1,300 tons.
- Completed a surface water treatment plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, in early 2012, reducing local groundwater use by approximately 780 million gallons annually.
- Began operating a grease and protein recovery system at Tar Heel plant that processes wastewater residuals instead of landfilling them, eliminating approximately 10,000 tons of landfilled materials each year.
- Purchased 1,350 collapsible plastic bins in 2012 to replace corrugated cardboard bins at three plants in North Carolina and Virginia, reducing the number of corrugated bins used annually by 692,000.
- Sent sludge to the local landfill from Tar Heel and Clinton plants in North Carolina to be converted into biogas for electrical turbines.
- Reduced salt in Smithfield Low Sodium Bacon to 50 percent below U.S. Dept. of Agriculture standards.