LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie Smith will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Smith will ring the bell Tuesday afternoon to mark the Springdale-based poultry company's 15th anniversary of trading on the well-known securities market.
Officials say Tyson Foods' sales today are more than five times what they were in 1997, while the company's overall employment has almost doubled. The company generated sales of $6.4 billion in fiscal year 1997 and employed 63,000 people.
In fiscal 2011, officials say the company's sales were $32.3 billion and total employment was 115,000.
Some members of Tyson's management staff will join Smith as he rings the closing bell at 3 p.m. central daylight time.