|Founded||1947, incorporated 1955|
|Founder||D.R. "Bob" Sanderson|
|Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.|
(Chairman and CEO)
(President and COO)
Number of employees
Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States and produces 9.375 million chickens per week. It is the only Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Mississippi. It is one of four companies which largely control the poultry farming industry in the United States. It is a defendant in an ongoing class-action lawsuit alleging price fixing with other large poultry producers. It has been accused of mistreatment of employees and chick culling.
Erma, who worked at a Sanderson plant in Mississippi, notes that "Women have to tell male supervisors why they have to go to the bathroom and only have a few minutes to go and return."
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