George’s buys Tennessee meat plant from Lopez Foods

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Springdale-based poultry producer George’s Inc. has purchased Campos Foods from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc. George’s announced the purchase on Monday (Nov. 27). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Campos Foods is in Caryville, Tenn., and has 285 employees. It produces fully-cooked pork, beef and turkey products for the retail, foodservice and convenience store sectors.

“The addition of Campos Foods fits as part of our overall growth strategy and continued focus on adding value for our customers and stakeholders,” said Charles George, co-chief executive officer of George’s.

Carl George, co-chief executive officer, was excited to add the capabilities of Campos Foods to George’s existing operations. “The team at Campos Foods has a proven track record of producing premium protein products for a wide variety of customers,” Carl George said.

George’s was founded in 1920 and is a fourth-generation, family-owned company with more than 4,800 employees working at locations in Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia. It produces poultry products for the retail and foodservice industries nationwide.