The Resource WLR Foods digital records

WLR Foods digital records

WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002 (bulk 1984-2000)
WLR Foods digital records
Inclusive dates
1948-2002 (bulk 1984-2000)
  • This digital collection contains over 5,000 scanned images representing 645 documents that pertain to the business endeavors, acquisitions, and publications of WLR Foods Incorporated
  • The WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002 consists of over 5,000 scanned images. The bulk of the collection is comprised of documents pertaining to WLR Foods Incorporated. The remaining documents relate to Wampler Feed and Seed Company and Wampler Foods and are pre-1984 in date. The 645 documents that make up the collection have been arranged by similar topic and broken down into nine unique series
Biographical or historical data
WLR Foods first incorporated in 1986 and created a holistic and self-sufficient poultry company that was capable of controlling all aspects of poultry production--literally from the egg to the local market. WLR Foods combined hatcheries and farms, feed storage and mills, processing and dressing plants, and distribution under one corporate umbrella. This proved to be a winning combination for the Virginia based company; at the height of its success in 1996, WLR Foods sales reached almost one billion dollars and employed over eight thousand workers. The success achieved by WLR Foods was predicated on three distinct companies that merged in 1986: Wampler Foods, Longacre Farms, and Rockingham Poultry Cooperative.
Cataloging source
WLR Foods digital records
Series I. Stock activities ; Series II. Meetings and minutes ; Series III. Financial reports ; Series IV. Publications ; Series V. Acquisitions, mergers and takeovers ; Series VI. Announcements, memos and news ; Series VII. Audit and examination reports ; Series VIII. Various documents ; Series IX. Correspondence.
Control code
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
645 digital files (5,600 images)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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