IPPE Fair draws more than 31,000 people to Atlanta
NAMI also presented 126 companies with the Environmental Recognition Awards, which are given to companies that demonstrate a dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as evidenced by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems. In addition, the Institute honored 11 winners of the Environmental Achievement Awards, which recognize member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and implementing innovative plan upgrades or environmental programs.
Furthermore, the Institute hosted the 2016 Meat Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner at IPPE. This year's inductees included Dr. Joe Cordray, professor and extension meat specialist, Iowa State University; Chuck Hendryx, vice president, meat, H-E-B Grocery Company; Sam Kane (deceased), founder, Sam Kane Beef Processors; C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer, Smithfield Foods; Dr. Joe Sebranek, professor, Iowa State University; Sam Stein (deceased), founder and chairman, Chef's Pantry and Sam Stein Associates; and Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. secretary of agriculture.