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Koch Foods: The Company That Chicken Built

October 31, 2013

You just never know what a small company may become. Take the case of Koch Foods. It was founded in 1973 and just a little of over a decade later it was still a one-room chicken deboning and cutting operation. Not a very inspiring start.

Then the company made its first acquisition in 1995. Another avenue for growth was finally found. More acquisitions followed of feed mills and slaughterhouses. The company that was once struggling to grow was now expanding organically and through acquisitions.

Koch Foods is today a vertically-integrated poultry processor. It produces commodity and value added fresh and frozen chicken products. This includes tenders, chicken tenderloins, wings, boneless breasts, diced and pulled white and dark meat, as well as whole and whole cut-up chickens. The firm’s clients are companies coming from the retail food and food service sector all over the U.S. and aboard as well.

Koch Foods brands include Koch Foods, Antioch Farms, Preferred Foods, and other custom and private labels.  It is now a multibillion business having over 10,000 employees.

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