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JBS hog buyer retires after 45½ years

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — While growing up on a farm outside the tiny town of Myrtle, southeast of Albert Lea, Paul Schilling’s chores included helping with the family’s purebred Duroc hog operation. He showed hogs as a 4-H’er, participated on the genera…continue reading on

Hellenga settles in as JBS general manager

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


WORTHINGTON — A familiar face at JBS has climbed the ladder, so to speak, to the general manager’s post.
Brad Hellinga, who has been an employee at JBS for 24 years, has reached the top and has been general manager for JBS for the past…continue reading on

JBS donates $100,000 to United Way

December 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The newest JBS pledge total to United Way of Nobles County has hit the six-figure mark.
A group of JBS representatives, including administrative staff and department heads, gathered Tuesday at the facility for an announcement of this…continue reading on

United Way of Nobes County meets its goal

January 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Organization surpasses target of $150,000
WORTHINGTON Through multiple fundraisers and the help of numerous local businesses and individuals, the United Way of Nobles County has reached this year’s fundraising goal of $150,000 earlier than expected. Continue Reading

Editorial: Way to go, JBS

December 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

As has been the case for the past several years, JBS employees have again demonstrated their generosity in a very significant way. Continue Reading

JBS contributes $95,000-plus to United Way

December 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON JBS employees and members of the Worthington Area United Way were in awe Thursday afternoon when the amount of money JBS raised for the organization was revealed. Continue Reading

JBS wraps up week of women’s health events

October 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The more than 600 women employed at the JBS Worthington plant were treated to a week dedicated to their health and wellness. Continue Reading

JBS donates to PC’s for People

August 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Program to offer computers to qualifying families
WORTHINGTON A $2,000 donation by JBS to District 518 Community Education will soon put refurbished computers into the hands of families with young children in the community. Continue Reading

JBS retiree recognized for perfect attendance

August 15, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Bob Lundergard moved to Worthington as a high school junior after his dad accepted a transfer from Omaha, Neb., to work at the new Armour’s plant gearing up to open here in the mid-1960s. Continue Reading

JBS recognizes long-term employees

July 31, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

At its 2012 awards banquet Saturday night in Worthington’s Centennial Park, JBS recognized several of its employees who have worked for the pork processing plant for 26 years or more. Shown are Carol Rost (front, from left), Bernie Breuer and Wanda Klaassen. Row two: Jeff Meyer, Dan Einck and Mike Thiner. Back row: Charles Sauer and Ronnie Noerenberg. Sauer has the longest tenure at 35 years. Continue Reading