“Our team members are the backbone of OK Foods,” OK Foods President and CEO Trent Goins said in the release. “Accordingly, we believe it is important to provide competitive compensation, and we expect that our team members will continue to grow with us as we further our mission to nourish the world.”

Goins went on to say this announcement is a “significant show of support for the OK Foods family” and “in accordance with company values, we are committed to providing competitive pay and rewarding team members’ accomplishments in the workplace.”

Goins said he expects the pay raises to attract more people in the River Valley workforce as the company expands.

OK Foods was founded more than 70 years ago and has evolved from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to one of the world’s largest fully-integrated chicken producers, the release adds. OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco in Celaya, Mexico, in November 2011 and has more than 4,000 team members.