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US Poultry Supports 1.6 Million Jobs The United States (US) poultry industry provides over 1.6 million jobs, $96 billion in wages, $441 billion in economic acƟvity, and $34 billion in government revenue, according to an updated economic impact study released by the US Poultry and Egg AssociaƟon, NaƟonal Chicken Council, NaƟonal Turkey FederaƟon, and United Egg Producers. The report highlights the posiƟve impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. The study breaks down poultry into three subcategories: chicken, turkey, and eggs. Key economic data from each are as follows: • The chicken industry provides nearly 1.2 million jobs, $68 billion in wages, $313 billion in economic activity, and $24 billion in government revenue. • The turkey industry provides 374,600 jobs, $21.3 billion in wages, $97.4 billion in economic activity, and $7.5 billion in government revenue. • The egg industry provides 81,515 jobs, $5.0 billion in wages, $22.8 billion in economic activity, and $1.8 billion in government revenue. The data is hosted on interacƟve websites that can be viewed collecƟvely or by individual product, and then sorted naƟonally by state, congressional district, state house district or state senate district, and county. For more informaƟon about the US poultry industry’s economic impact, visit www.poultryfeedsamerica.org, www.chickenfeedsamerica.org, www. turkeyfeedsamerica.org, or www. eggsfeedamerica.org. The economic impact study was funded by US Poultry, conducted by John Dunham and Associates in New York City, New York, and uses data from 2015. R Dedicated Ohio Renderer Passes The United States rendering ng industry lost an invaluable ble member with the sudden passing ng of Carl Wintzer of G.A. Wintzer er and Son Co. in Wapakoneta,a, Ohio, on December 29, 2016.6. He died peacefully in his sleep p while recuperating from m surgery. He was 61 years old. Wintzer joined his familyowned rendering company in 1978 as vice president aŌer attending Miami University on a full football scholarship Carl Wintzer, where he parƟcipated in a football right, with enjoys meeting and talking championship game known Ben Pittsburgh Roethlisberger Steelers Quarterback at the Ɵme as the Tangerine Association at a meeting National Renderers Bowl. As an acƟve member in Georgia last April. of the Wapakoneta First United Methodist Church, Wintzer sang i in the h Chancel Ch lCh Choir i and d served d on several commiƩees. He was also involved in numerous community organizaƟons, served as president of the rendering industry’s Fats and Proteins Research FoundaƟon from 2010 to 2012, and parƟcipated on various NaƟonal Renderers AssociaƟon commiƩees, including the Environmental CommiƩee where his vast knowledge of wastewater treatment provided a valuable resource for the rendering industry. In his free Ɵme, Wintzer enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and driving his 1973 Chevrolet Camaro, traveling, and taking family and friends for boat rides on Grand Lake St. Mary’s. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Denise, three children, one grandson, three brothers, and many other family and friends. Memorial contribuƟons may be directed to the Wapakoneta First United Methodist Church, 504 Glynwood Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45985, (419) 738-8168. The poem below was presented at Wintzer’s service. It was wriƩen by R.L. McTavish, a past renderer who was good friends with the Wintzer family. R ~ Odors ~ You can have the rose’s perfume And North Ontario pines, Your various boƩled perfumes From France and other climes. But to me the only odor Reminiscing if I may, Is from my rendering plant On a sultry August day. You can talk of Paris evenings Of Chanel No. 5 Of Eau de this and Eau de that But as long as I’m alive I’ll sƟck with things more homey And enjoy them every day The odor from my bone truck On a sultry August day. I can’t pat it in behind my ears Or put it in my hair It’s a self-applying perfume Who smells it, I don’t care. I’ve worked hard at the office What does the good wife say? “Go change your clothes! It’s August. You’ve been in the plant today!” I guess there’s jobs that’s beƩer But, mister, not for me What’s in this game, don’t ask me For it’s something you can’t see. But when I meet St. Peter He won’t ask me what I’m worth “You step right in, my rendering friend! You’ve had your Hell on Earth!” www.rendermagazine.com Render February 2017 35


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