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Our team is our best asset.

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys—a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

We also know the importance of taking care of the community. From partnerships with local schools and service organizations to corporate donations and employee wellness programs, West Liberty Foods strives to make a positive long-term impact through our business.


1996  47 Iowa turkey growers form the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative (ITGC)

1996  ITGC purchases former Louis Rich facility in West Liberty, Iowa

1997  First turkeys are processed by West Liberty Foods

2002  Research and development center opens in West Liberty

2003  Mount Pleasant, Iowa, facility opens with Clean Room Food Processing Systems in place—first in the nation with this technology

2005  State-of-the-art quality assurance laboratory opens in West Liberty

2007  Expansion moves west, with new greenfield facility in Tremonton, Utah—built around sustainability and setting new standards in food safety

2007  West Liberty Foods becomes the first US manufacturer to use 10-foot logs in everyday slicing operations

2008  Hearts & Hands Children’s Academy opens, providing child care for West Liberty Foods team members

2010  Clean Room Food Processing Systems, Methods and Structures patented

2012  West Liberty Foods is the first US manufacturer of its size to be verified landfill free by NSF International Strategic Registrations

2013  Mount Pleasant and Tremonton facilities install High Pressure Processing (HPP) systems

2014  Bolingbrook, Illinois, manufacturing facility opens

2016  Bolingbrook ISO certification and landfill-free verification achieved

2016  Ribbon cutting for Liberty Cold, our state-of-the-art 175,000-square-foot cold storage and distribution facility

2016  Bolingbrook ISO certification and landfill-free verification achieved

2017  Purchased Crystal Lake Farms, a pasture-raised, slow growth chicken operation located in Decatur, Arkansas