US multinational food firm Tyson Foods has announced that the company has signed an agreement to purchase Williams Sausage Company, a producer of fresh and cooked sausages, bacon and sandwiches.
Based in Union City, Tennessee, Williams Sausage Company currently has 500 employees and supplies to both retail and foodservice custpmers.
Stewart Glendinning, group president, prepared foods for Tyson Foods, said: “The addition of Williams Sausage Company aligns with our strategic intent of expanding our capacity to serve our customers. We also look forward to welcoming Williams’ dedicated team members to the Tyson Foods family”.
Williams Sausage Company president and CEO Roger Williams said: “There are not many companies to which we could entrust what we have built, and we are very pleased that in Tyson Foods we have found that partner who understands the heritage and culture of our family business and will be able to take it to the next level. We believe this to be a very positive move for our family and our team members that will ensure the future of all stakeholders”.
Financial details and terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Source: Tyson Foods