Through its Hometown Strong initiative, Plumrose USA recently announced plans to donate $400,000 to help Booneville respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. 

Plumrose USA is working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. All projects will be determined by the end of the year. 

“We are proud members of the Booneville community, and we look forward to supporting our hometown in a meaningful way,” said Tony Dalcour, Plumrose Booneville Plant Manager. “The past few months have been challenging, and we believe this investment will positively benefit our team members and our neighbors.”

“I would like to thank Plumrose USA for their support and investment in our community,” said Booneville Mayor Chris Lindley. “As we continue to build a better Booneville, we need people willing to invest and support efforts that will continue to push us progressively forward. It is with contributions such as these that will allow for renovation and revitalization in needed areas of our city.”

The Plumrose USA Booneville facility employs more than 360 people with an annual payroll of more than $16 million. Consistent with its long-term commitment to the local economy, Plumrose USA Booneville has invested nearly $5 million in capital improvements over the last three years.

Hometown Strong is a national $50 million initiative that adds to commitments JBS USA, of which Plumrose USA is a subsidiary, has made this year to protect employees and ensure their job security amid the global pandemic. Hometown Strong is one of the largest community investment programs of its kind in the country. Visit hometownstrong.jbssa.com to learn more.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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