Brent Lang (left), plant manager, and Thomas Percer, environmental manager with Pilgrim’s Pride
accepted the Award from Marshall County PALS (People Against a Littered State). The sign commemorating the Award will be displayed at the plant entrance for the next six months. Pilgrim’s Pride is the second business to be honored with this award since it was instituted by PALS last year. A business in Albertville, Aviagen, was the first recipient.
A new business will be chosen for the award every six months.
Mr. Lang said when he became plant manager in 2010, he made it his mission to clean up the plant and grounds and keep it that way. Mr. Percer said they have quarterly environmental audits and scored 100 every year except one. This year they scored 99.
PALS took notice of their mission success, as many have, and it was a unanimous decision to present Pilgrim’s Pride with the Business Pride Award.