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Perdue Farms to open new Learning Center in downtown Salisbury, Md.

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Perdue Farms announced plans to open a new Learning Center in downtown Salisbury, Md. From left are Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, John McClellan, of Sperry Vaness, Kathryn Danko-Lord, director of talent management and organizational development at Perdue, and Blair Rinnier of Rinnier and Associates. 
Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, July 26, 2016) – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce the latest exciting development in Downtown revitalization with Perdue Farms moving its corporate training center to the Main Place building at 214 W. Main St.  
The new 5,000-square-foot space, designed by Fisher Architecture, will provide a multitude of flexible training and community meeting spaces that can function independently or together. The Center will be equipped with integrated smart boards and the latest in audio-visual resources. A large training room will provide seating for up to 100 people. Two additional classroom-style spaces will each hold 30 to 40 people, and additional space will be utilized for small group meetings as well as contain offices for staff members. The design plan also includes a small kitchen and storage space. 
“We’re excited about our move downtown and the opportunity to be part of the city’s revitalization,” said Kathryn Danko-Lord, Perdue’s director of talent management and organizational development. “At Perdue, we recognize that our success depends upon our associates, and our investment in the new Perdue Learning Center is an investment in their growth and our company’s future as we prepare to enter our second century.
“We’ll bring associates from across the country at every level of management to the Learning Center to develop their professional and personal skills to help them be successful in their careers.”
Mayor Day said, “For more than three generations, Perdue has been a cornerstone of our community — they’ve employed thousands and brought millions of dollars home to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Through years of growth and expansion, Perdue’s headquarters of operation has remained right here in Salisbury, and the company’s well-known, decades-long commitment to its hometown is as strong now as ever before. I am excited to announce Perdue’s plan to relocate its corporate training center to this facility, which is expected to bring Perdue associates from across the country and business into the local economy.”

Once started, renovation of the building is expected to be completed in approximately 90 days.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at www.perduefarms.com.


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