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Hormel Receives ‘Yellow Ribbon’ Designation



A prestigious honor Monday for Austin-based Hormel Foods.

“Minnesota is home to more than 369-thousand veterans and we have a proud tradition of citizen soldiers,” Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith told a group gathered at the corporate offices of Hormel Foods in Austin Monday morning.

For companies, it’s a designation that means “support.” And the latest to earn the honor is Hormel Foods.

“We’ve been designated a Yellow Ribbon Company,” Hormel’s Jim Fiala said.

“We are honored and humbled by this designation, and we hope it inspires others to attract and retain veterans,” added Hormel’s Jim Sheehan.