Free bus service will be available again for the upcoming 2013 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). The giant poultry, meat, and feed event will be held January 29-31, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. IPPE is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association and the American Meat Institute (AMI).
Company employees and contract producers of companies actively involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat, or the production of animal/poultry feed, that are members of USPOULTRY, AFIA, or AMI, are eligible to participate. Complimentary registration for the Expo will be provided through the Members to Atlanta (M2A) Program. Buses will pick up employees and growers at a location selected by the company, travel to the Expo for a day of visiting the exhibit floor, and return home in the afternoon. There is no cost to the company or the individuals.
Last year, more than 200 people from seven poultry complexes in Georgia and Alabama took advantage of the bus program. It was so well received, that it is being expanded for 2013 and is available to any location within an approximate three hour drive from Atlanta.
“We invite company managers to take advantage of our bus program,” said USPOULTRY president John Starkey. “It makes it very easy for their employees and growers to attend the Expo and at no cost. This is an excellent opportunity to see the latest technology used in poultry, meat, and feed production and processing. Nowhere else in the world is it possible to see such a wide array of equipment, supplies, and services used in all segments of our industries. And, it is a unique and cost-effective way to recognize employees and acknowledge the role of producers,” he added.
For companies that are interested in taking advantage of the bus program, please contact Larry Brown at (678) 514-1985 or via email at L.firstname.lastname@example.org.