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The Smithfield Foods company was established by Joseph W. Luter III in 1936. He began processing hogs for local farmers, mostly growing corn, but the demand increased and that's when he realized that there is money to be made in farming. Four years later, his business expanded into Virginia. Over time the business improved both technologically and costs - they introduced a new pig rearing technology which allowed them to feed more pigs with fewer people working on the farm itself.
This allowed the company to become even more centralized, which made it possible for them to expand further.
Information about the business expansions of Smithfield Foods company over time.
Smithfield Foods company helped introduce new technologies in rearing pigs and processing chicken - they are pioneers of many technological advancements that are now used by other companies around the world. They also own many land parcels that are used for farming purposes.
As of today, their products can be found in retail locations all around America.