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OK Industries' Chairman Passes Away

by 5m Editor
7 June 2011, at 8:15am

US - The death has been reported of Collier Wenderoth Jr., chairman of OK Industries Inc. of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Collier Wenderoth Jr., chairman of O.K. Industries Inc. of Fort Smith and a 2009 inductee to the Arkansas Farm Bureau's Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame, died yesterday, 6 June, reports Arkansas Business. He was 87 years of age and is survived by his wife, Nancy.

The company, which employs about 5,000 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma, planned to observe a moment of silence in honour of the late chairman at 16:00.

Trent Goins, Mr Wenderoth's grandson and senior vice-president of sales and marketing at OK Industries said: "He was a true visionary and a pioneer in the chicken business."