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Foster Farms is a United States West Coast poultry company. The company has been privately owned and operated by the Foster family since 1939. The company is based in Livingston, California, with operations throughout the West Coast and a few on the East Coast. The company specializes in a variety of chicken and turkey products advertised as fresh and naturally locally grown. Foster Farms was established in 1939 by Max and Verda Foster. They began by investing $1,000 into a farm in Modesto, California, on which they raised turkeys. The back porch was Maxs office and the first hatchery was built next to their bedroom so the eggs could get constant care. In 1942, Max quit his day job as a reporter and city editor for the Modesto Bee. Around this time, the Fosters expanded into raising cattle and chickens. As the business grew, the Fosters acquired another farm and a feed mill in the 1950s. The feed mill allowed the company some independence from outside feed contracts. In 1959, Foster Farms built a processing plant in Livingston, California, and in 1960, the companys headquarters was moved there from Modesto. Livestock were slaughtered, processed, and packaged at the Livingston plant on an assembly line. In 1969, Max and Verda Foster turned the company over to their son, Paul Foster, who became President of Foster Farms. In 1973, Foster Farms opened a major distribution center in El Monte, California, serving southern California. In 1977, Paul died of a sudden heart attack, and his brother Thomas became president of the company.

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Founded: 1939
9 jobs at Foster Farms LLC
Business Insights

Deep analysis of Market 6 Sales Execution data for promotion forecasting and growth and cost reducti...

Posted 19 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Department Supervisor

Ensure that the plant maintains a trained and efficient work force which consistently meets departme...

Posted 19 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Hatchery Manager

Directly responsible for the development and training of supervisors and managers, working within th...

Posted 19 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Department Supervisor

Responsible for the professional development and training of Line Supervisors and hourly employees...

Posted 19 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Director of Sourcing - Indirect

Direct, manage and oversee purchasing functions to meet company requirements for contracts, goods, s...

Posted 41 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Safety Manager

Develop and maintain site-specific safety programs, including coordination of all safety committees...

Posted 41 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Superintendent

Responsible for managing processing, manufacturing and packaging of Fernando's products to meet over...

Posted 41 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Compensation Manager

The compensation manager plans, develops and implements new and revised compensation programs, polic...

Posted 41 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources

Human Resources Manager

Provide leadership for employee health and wellness including review of initial treatment and assess...

Posted 41 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Agriculture & Natural Resources