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History of WLF

The Surprisingly Big Company®

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas, and expertise into value for our members, business partners, and consumers.

West Liberty Foods is a food company. We manufacture hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top 50 protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our four facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Core Values

Family Oriented

We will maintain our agricultural heritage and strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages family life.


We will act in an entrepreneurial spirit to take calculated risks to grow our business.


We will invest time, money, and effort to build relationships based upon trust, openness, credibility, and mutual respect.


Through relationships, knowledge, and vision, we will strive to ethically influence situations and create empowered and engaged team members.


With persistence and due diligence, we will strive for solutions and pioneer new innovations.

Social Responsibility

From farm to plate, we will be ethically responsible stewards of our human, natural, cultural, and financial resources.

Results Driven

By providing the tools, metrics, and analysis, we will empower our individuals to deliver improved customer and organizational results.


We will strive to transport ideas into improved products, services, or processes in order to advance, compete, and differentiate our organization successfully in our marketplace.


We will consistently embrace our core values in all aspects of our business.

We Believe in Doing the Right Thing

We are a Landfill Free Company. The NSF-ISR verification process demonstrates that the total waste from our facilities entering the landfill is less than 1%.

Our Facilities:

West Liberty, Iowa

Corporate Headquarters
Turkey Processing Facility
Research & Development

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Production Facility
Research & Development
Automated Sandwich Operations

Tremonton, Utah

State-of-the-Art Slicing and IQF Facility

Leadership Development

LeaderTrac - West Liberty Foods Careers

LeaderTrac is the West Liberty Foods internal Talent and Leadership Development initiative. It provides driven leaders and High Potential (HIPO) Team Members at every level with options to build learning tracks specific to their career and development needs. LeaderTrac is self-driven and features instructor-led and project-based learning opportunities, in addition to personal coaching offered by Learning and Talent Development team members. Additionally, mentoring relationships can be established with our seasoned and people-focused leaders.