Our Successes

At West Liberty Foods, our focus is on our customer.  But don't take our word for it - look at some of our past accomplishments.

WLF Receives Special Recognition in Waste Management from Governor Branstad's Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards

Twenty-one Iowa organizations and businesses received Environmental Excellence awards from Gov. Terry E. Branstad this June.

"It is always rewarding to showcase and celebrate the innovation Iowans exhibit in creating new jobs and protecting our natural resources," said Gov. Branstad.

WLF Celebrates 'Landfill Free' Verification Status at West Liberty, Iowa Facility, Becoming a Landfill Free Company

West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. announced that its West Liberty, Iowa facility has successfully achieved ‘landfill free’ status. This status was independently verified by NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. (NSF- ISR) and dated December 13, 2012, meaning that West Liberty Foods achieved their goal of becoming a ‘landfill free’ company within one calendar year. West Liberty Foods is among the first companies in the United States to have its ‘landfill free’ claim verified by a third party organization, a major milestone in the food industry. Through working to accomplish this status, the company’s West Liberty, Iowa facility has successfully diverted over 2 million pounds of annual waste from the local landfill.
2012 Progressive Grocer's Store Brands
Supplier Pacesetter Award Winner

Received for the Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Processes Category
  2012 Private Label Buyer's Category Colonels Award Winner
Excellence In Private Label Partnership Programs

- The Gold Award was received for the Refrigerated/Frozen Category
- The Silver Award was received for the Deli Meats Category
WLF Awarded SUBWAY 2012 Vendor of the Year

On August 14, 2012, West Liberty Foods was named by the SUBWAY brand, and its Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), as the 2012 Vendor of the Year at the recent SUBWAY convention in Orlando, Florida.

WLF Celebrates 'Landfill Free' Verification Status at Mount Pleasant, Iowa Facility

On August 21, 2012, West Liberty Foods celebrated the recent “Landfill Free” verification of its facility in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The facility is successfully diverting nearly 2 million pounds of annual waste from the local landfill. Tony Giles, NSF International's Director of Business Development, presented West Liberty Foods with its Environmental Claim Certificate of Conformance.

WLF Celebrates 'Landfill Free' Verification Status at Tremonton, Utah Facility

On March 29, 2012, West Liberty Foods celebrated their recent verification of 'Landfill Free' status by holding a certificate ceremony on the facility's grounds. Tony Giles, NSF International's Director of Business Development, presented West Liberty Foods with its Environmental Claim Certificate of Conformance.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s 2012 Clean Water Awards
Honorable Mention


Presented annually, the awards recognize excellence in the operation of wastewater treatment plants in the poultry industry.

2011 CSP Retailer Choice "Best New Product" Contest Finalist
Convenience Store Petroleum (CSP) has announced West Liberty Foods' as a Finalist in the Breakfast Category, for our introduction of Egg Bites. Retailer voting begins September 12th!
2011 Private Label Buyer's Category Colonels Award Winner
Excellence In Private Label Partnership Programs

- The Gold Award was received for Refrigerated & Frozen Meats
- The Silver Award was received for Deli Meats

WLF Certified as Partner with “IMAGE” or  "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers"
May 17, 2011  |  Click Here for Press Release

WLF Tremonton Facility Awarded ISO-14001:2004 Certification
May 10,  2011  | Click Here for Press Release

2010 Private Label Buyer's Category Colonels Award Winner
Excellence In Private Label Partnership Programs
Awarded to West Liberty Foods for our meat product line.

2010 Subway Research & Development Award
for Reduced Sodium Roast Beef
Awarded to West Liberty Foods R&D
Accepted by Scott Schallenberger, Director of R&D Western Division

2010 Subway Leadership Award
Awarded to Dr. Lee Johnson, Vice President of Technical Services

2009 National Provisioner's Processor of the Year Award

Ameritas and The National Provisioner's HR Evolution Award

Subway Supply Chain Partner Award
July 21, 2008

West Liberty Foods Receives Subway's Supply Chain Partner Award at the 2008 Subway Convention in Las Vegas.

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Safety Award
April 18, 2008
West Liberty Foods receives Safety Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council.

Food Quality Award
March 18, 2008

West Liberty Foods receives 7th Annual Food Quality Award from DuPont Qualicon.

Subway Co-Vendor of the Year Award
August 4, 2007
West Liberty Foods and Millard Refrigerated Services Receive Subway Co-Vendor of the Year Award.

Subway Leadership Award
August 1, 2007
Subway names Ed Garrett, West Liberty Foods as the recipient of the 2007 Subway Leadership Award.

Quality Gold Standard Award
July 20, 2006

West Liberty Foods awarded the Quality Gold Standard Award at the Subway Convention in Toronto.  This award was presented to the vendor who "met and exceeded" Subway expectations in 2006.

Safety Award from Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
April 24, 2006

West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. (Mount Pleasant and Sigourney Plants) Awarded Safety Awards from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council during their 53rd Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo held in Dubuque, Iowa, April 20-21, 2006.  The awards were presented for outstanding achievement in accident prevention during the 2005 calendar year.

Dedicated Service Award
July 21, 2005
West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. receives Dedicated Service Award at the SUBWAY® Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Economic Vision Award
August 23, 2005
USDA rural development presents the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative with an Economic Vision Award.

Best Business Recycling Program
October 18, 2005
Iowa Recycling Association presents West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. with the 2005 Iowa Recycling Award for the Best Business Recycling Program.

ISO 14001 Certified
January 12, 2004
The West Liberty Facility was ISO 14001 certified on January 12, 2004 as the first turkey processing plant certified in the United States!


Iowa Grocery Association Supplier of the Year Award
2003

Subway Supplier of the Year Award
2001

Iowa Venture Award
2000

Hormel's "Spirit of Excellence Award"
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

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