Smithfield Foods’ Wilson, N.C. Facility Recognized with Manufacturing Leadership Award for Water Reduction Efforts

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards recipient in the sustainability category for impressive water reduction efforts at the company’s Wilson, N.C. facility.

The facility successfully cut water use in half over two years through adjustments to equipment, modifications to daily procedures and the implementation of a wastewater re-use program. Through these and other continuous improvement measures, it surpassed Smithfield’s companywide 10 percent water reduction goal, two years ahead of schedule.

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