National Manufacturing Day


Join Smithfield Foods on Friday, October 1, for a virtual National Manufacturing Day session! Held annually, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers so interested students can explore opportunities in this growing industry.

Our event will highlight in-demand career paths in operations, hog production and corporate roles as well as our apprenticeship and career foundation programs! You'll hear real Smithfield employees describe their day-to-day responsibilities and learn more about how a career in manufacturing can put you on the path to success and professional growth.

Speaker List

Morning Session - 9 a.m. EST

  • Ashton Williams, Operations - Plant Manager 
  • Jason Christensen, Hog Production - Regional General Manager 
  • Lashondra Walker, Operations Leadership Program - Operations Associate 
  • Jason Moore, Corporate - Vice President of Fresh Sales

Afternoon Session - 1:30 p.m. EST

  • Andrea Tucker, Operations - Plant Manager 
  • Jimmy Mauney, Hog Production - Director of Production 
  • Richard Brown, Apprenticeship - Apprentice Maintenance Technician 
  • Donta Blackwell, Operations Leadership Program - Superintendent 
  • Edrick Cooper, Corporate - Director of Production Engineering

Afternoon Session - 3:30 p.m. EST

  • Jose Pabon, Operations - Plant Manager 
  • Jennifer Sumner, Hog Production - Senior Human Resources Manager 
  • Dwayne Jones, Apprenticeship - Apprentice Maintenance Technician 
  • Keesha Wilkes, Operations Leadership Program - Production Supervisor 
  • Britt Scopa, Corporate - Vice President of Business Management


RSVP for MFG Day!

We are offering three hour-long virtual sessions at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. EST.

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