Pilgrims Pride World Headquarters In Pittsburg

A big day for an East Texas "Fortune 500" company as they officially locate their world headquarters in East Texas . A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today in Pittsburg , where "Pilgrim's Pride Corporation" officially opened its massive world headquarters building .

The five story building will house 600 workers. The Pilgrim's Pride Corporation started in 1946, "Pilgrim's Pride" now employs 40 thousand people, making it one of the largest employers in East Texas.

The massive structure was a testament to the success of the organization, but Bo Pilgrim, CEO of Pilgrims Pride kept it in true humorous perpsective... "In intensive study in animal science, and concluded the answer to mad cow... Is chicken!

As beautiful and incredible as this building is today, its not about bricks and mortar its about people, its about Bo Pilgrim and his families commitment to provide jobs for families."

Pilgrim's Pride" produces more than "six billion" pounds of poultry each year, and more than 40 million-dozen table eggs each year. That's a "whole bunch" of chicken!

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com