About Us

Overview

The Start
Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has grown from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to join one of the world’s leading chicken producers, Bachoco.

Bachoco OK Foods produces the highest quality chicken products for the U.S. market. Currently, the Bachoco OK Foods family includes more than 4,000 team members who are dedicated to consistently producing high-quality chicken products and nourishing people around the world.

Hatcheries

Our hatcheries are designed with the chick’s health and well-being in mind. Eggs from our breeding operations are carefully selected and delivered to our hatcheries where they are placed in incubators, keeping them warm and safe until they hatch. Once hatched, they are transported by our careful drivers to the care of a closely supervised, local family farm.

Farms

Our chickens are raised on family-run farms with computer-controlled facilities that assure ideal environmental conditions for comfort and health. The chickens are raised in an open-air house and are fed a balanced diet, free from growth hormones and steroids. Our highly-trained farmers and service technicians are committed to raising the highest quality chickens. At OK Foods, we are proud to support local family farms and foster their tradition and spirit throughout our organization.

Feed Mills

OK Foods began as a manufacturer of poultry and livestock feed. Today, we formulate and produce our own proprietary feed blends to provide the best nutrition for every stage of our birds’ development. Steroids and growth hormones are NEVER added to our feed and we continually test to ensure we include only the highest quality ingredients for a balanced diet.

Processing

Using comprehensive food safety and quality control management processes, our team members process several million pounds of chicken each week. We produce a full line of consistent, high-quality chicken products, and our efficiency and flexibility allow us to meet our customer’s product and budget needs. We continually invest in advanced technologies in order to keep our facilities among the most modern in the industry.

Delivery

Our high quality, great tasting chicken products are closely supervised all the way to your door. Our own fleet of refrigerated trucks and carefully selected outside carriers ensure prompt and safe delivery of our products to customers across the country. We proudly hire only the most safety-conscious and courteous drivers.

Timeline

Company History

1930s

Collier Wenderoth, Sr. founds OK Foods as a manufacturer of poultry and livestock feed in the Arkansas-Oklahoma area, employing 12 people.

1940s

The feed business expands to encompass sales throughout Louisiana and eastern Texas.

1950s

OK Foods begins to place chickens with contract farmers and constructs its first poultry processing plant, called O.K. Processors. The plant processed 12,000 birds per day and employed 80 people. Collier Wenderoth Jr. becomes president of the company.

1960s

Continued success in the poultry processing industry allows OK Foods to open its first hatchery in Fort Smith and build a new feed mill in downtown Fort Smith.

1970s

Collier Wenderoth, Jr. is recognized as a pioneer in the development of further processed poultry.

1980s

OK Foods becomes a fully-integrated chicken producer by changing its name to O.K. Industries and becoming the parent company of all its wholly-owned subsidiaries. A second hatchery opens in Heavener, Oklahoma. Randy Goins, son-in-law of Collier Wenderoth Jr., is named President and CEO.

1990s

Continued growth leads to the opening of new processing plants in Arkansas and Oklahoma, a new Corporate Office, a new distribution center in Muldrow, a new feed mill in Heavener, a new hatchery in Stigler, and a state-of-the-art research and development center in Fort Smith. The TenderBird® retail brand is also introduced.

2000s

OK Foods becomes one of the largest chicken producers in the U.S., serving customers across America and across the world.

2011

OK Foods integrated with Bachoco in November 2011. Bachoco is the leading poultry producer in Mexico.

2013

OK Foods makes its first acquisition as a Bachoco Company by purchasing a hatching egg operation in Hermitage, AR.

2014

OK Foods acquires an additional facility in Baldwin, Georgia to supply broiler hatching eggs to Bachoco.

2015

The Heavener Processing Plant is remodeled to better serve retail and fast-food customers with product shipped fresh daily.

2016

OK Foods completes its third acquisition: a fully-cooked plant in Oklahoma City. All entities of O.K. Industries consolidate into one new company, presented as OK Foods, Inc. The Heavener Hatchery expands to accommodate growing customer demand.

Foundation

Our corporate philosophy is underpinned by the following principles:

Our Mission: Always offer fresh, nutritious, delicious, and healthy products, increasing the quality of the food we offer our consumers.

Our Vision: To be the leading multi-protein food company in Mexico and around the world, focusing on nourishing the population and providing best-in-class service to our clients by leveraging quality, sustainability, and excellence in everything we do.

Values: Integrity, Trust, Common Benefit, Austerity, Innovation, Efficiency, Service

Associations

Looking for a Change in Scenery?

Join our team.

Join our team and help us nourish the world. Click the button below to search for open positions and apply.

Our Mission

To be a high-performing and successful organization in today's diverse and evolving marketplace by nourishing our consumers, our employees, our environment and our shareholders.

call

Address

OK Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 1787
Fort Smith, AR 72902

© 2022, Bachoco OK Foods.
GlossyFox Web Design