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New payroll cards sub for pay, benefit checks

...many of its employees live in rural areas and a lot don't have a bank account. He said about 10 percent of the poultry processor's 36,000 employees in 40 states use the cards. Companies avoid the costs of issuing checks, tracking whether...
Workers question the future after factory shutdowns

...ready-built, cinderblock factory buildings waiting for occupancy. The first gains came in the early 1980s, when poultry processor Gold-Kist brought 1,500 jobs. Not long after, PCC Airfoils Inc. was lured here to make aircraft parts. The...
Burke Company may send its sludge

...Augusta, is the only facility with beef wastes involved in the proposal, Mr. Cook said. Most of the others are poultry processors in northern Georgia counties. Land application of food-processing sludge involves specialized equipment that...
Overseas ties help Georgia

...already has started and the plant is expected to start up in 2009. But expansions with existing companies, such as poultry processor Perdue Farms in Houston County and luxury aircraft maker Gulfstream in Chatham County, also helped the state bump...
Stocks pull back despite upbeat news on IBM, Intel

...actually quite healthy, I think," Kumar said. Tyson Foods Inc. rose 24 cents to $14.47 after the meat and poultry processor reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street's estimates. Decliners included R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co...
Listeria threat prompts meat recall

PHILADELPHIA - Poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 27.4 million pounds of cooked sandwich meat after warnings of possible contamination from listeria...
Turkey processor leaving

...Rocco Inc. of Harrisburg, Va., broke the news this week to farmers in York and Chester counties. No other poultry processor has expressed an interest in filling the void. Rocco officials said there is a glut in the turkey market. Seventeen...
FDA approves bacteria-killing irradiation in beef

...against it. It just hasn't caught on yet," said Richard Lobb, spokesman for the National Broiler Council, a poultry processors group. It will probably take some time before irradiated meats start to show up in the grocery store. The Agriculture...
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Local housing downturn could be much worse

...collector's item. (Hey, Tony, does she still have it?)PETA's latest issue du jour is something all you poultry processors out there might be interested in: controlled-atmosphere killing, a kinder, gentler form of chicken slaughtering...