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A Guide to the

WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002 (bulk 1984-2000)

SC# 2003

Compiled by: Trevor Alvord, May 2011

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002

Collection No.: SC# 2003

Creator: WLR Foods Incorporated

Extent: 645 digital files (5,600 images)

Language: English

Abstract: 

This digital collection contains over 5,000 scanned images representing 645 documents that pertain to the business endeavors, acquisitions, and publications of WLR Foods Incorporated. 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

None.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction of this collection for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu

Preferred Citation: 

[Identification of Item], WLR Foods digital records, 1984-2002, SC#2003, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

 

Acquisition Information:

Donated by William D. Wampler to Special Collections in February 2008.

 

Provenance:

The current state of the original/physical material used to create the digital scans is unknown.  The digital collection was originally divided into seven compact discs titled:

Wampler Foods Historical Records (Scans created between May through November 2005)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 1 (Scans created between October 25 through November 06 2007)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 2 (Scans created between June 07 through November 13 2007)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 3 (Scans created between June 15 through July 17 2007)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 4 (Scans created between June 16 through September 14 2007)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 5 (Scans created between September 14 through October 19 2007)

Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 6 (Scans created between October 19 through October 24 2007)

The creator or commissioner of the scans is unknown.  In December of 2007 the discs were reviewed and appraised by Jeffrey Evans, then President of the Green Valley Auctions, Inc.  In February of 2008 William Wampler donated the collection of compact discs to Special Collections.  After initial review it was discovered the “Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 1” was blank.  That same month Mr. Wampler was notified of the error and the  “Wampler-Longacre Scans, Disc 1” was replaced with a working disc.

Processing Information:

The files on Disc 1 through 6 were created using a HP PSC 5100 at 200 dpi.  The files on disc “Wampler Foods Historical Records” were scanned at 150 dpi.

Biographical/Historical Note:

WLR Foods first incorporated in 1986 and created a holistic and self-sufficient poultry company that was capable of controlling all aspects of poultry production--literally from the egg to the local market.  WLR Foods combined hatcheries and farms, feed storage and mills, processing and dressing plants, and distribution under one corporate umbrella.  This proved to be a winning combination for the Virginia based company; at the height of its success in 1996, WLR Foods sales reached almost one billion dollars and employed over eight thousand workers.  The success achieved by WLR Foods was predicated on three distinct companies that merged in 1986: Wampler Foods, Longacre Farms, and Rockingham Poultry Cooperative.

Wampler Foods began in 1927 with the founding of Wampler Feed and Seed Company.  Wampler Feed was the first turkey feed company to contract directly with farms to grow poultry.  Under the direction of founder, Charles W. Wampler Sr., Wampler Feed and Seed flourished during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.  Wampler Feed revolutionized the poultry industry by pioneering the use of incubators to hatch turkeys and early adoption of cooped turkey growing.  Upon the retirement of Charles Wampler Sr., his son, Charles Wampler Jr., took over as manager of Wampler Feed and Seed.  In 1969, Wampler Jr. working with Herman Mason joined Wampler Feed with Virginia Valley Processing to create Wampler Foods.  The merger brought poultry operations in hatcheries, feeding, growers, and limited processing together into one corporation.  Further expansion of processing and increased distribution capabilities fueled the search for subsequent merger opportunities. 

During World War II, the American labor force began to diminish.  This shortage had a great effect on the agricultural community as farmers and farm workers left to join the war.  By 1943, the labor shortage forced Congress to allow draft deferments for farmers and hired men.  Horace W. Longacre, a passive Mennonite, sought to serve but not to fight.  He considered farm draft deferment a peaceable alternative.  In order to qualify for the deferment, Longacre bought 84 acres of farmland in Quakertown, Pennsylvania in 1944 and began selling eggs and vegetables.  He soon moved exclusively into poultry operations, processing, and dressing chickens.  By 1948, Longacre expanded his business into Virginia and was working with Herman Mason as a feed supplier.  Eventually, he moved away from poultry feed and focused entirely on processing.  At the peak of his success, Longacre employed over 700 people and continued to further capabilities in dressing and distribution.  It was under these circumstances that Longacre’s business became an attractive merger option for Wampler who was seeking to expand in processing.  By 1984, the merger was complete and Wampler-Longacre was formed.

The Wampler-Longacre merger set the stage for a new acquisition; in 1986, Wampler-Longacre acquired Rockingham Poultry Cooperative which expanded Wampler-Longacre into chicken production and also set the stage for the formation of WLR Foods Incorporated.

In 1988, WLR Foods hired fortuitously James Keeler as CEO and retained Charles Wampler Jr. as Chairman of the Board.  During a hostile takeover attempt by Tyson Foods in 1994, Keeler proved to be a valuable leader in stopping Tyson.  The company also went public that year with stock selling on NASDAQ.  By the early 1990’s, WLR was packaging poultry into 250 different product lines from hotdogs to burgers.  Throughout the 1990’s, WLR Foods continued to expand.  In 1990, Golden Acre Foods was acquired along with Cassco Corporation, an ice and cold storage operation.  In 1992, Round Hill Foods and the Southern Ice Company were purchased.  In 1993, WLR acquired Commonwealth Ice Company and the Beverley Company.

In 1994, Fortune Magazine had listed the company prestigiously in the top 500 companies in the nation.  That same year, WLR Foods recorded sales over 700 million and attracted the attention of Tyson Foods Incorporated which attempted a hostile takeover by offering shareholders $30.00 per share which was well above the fair market value at the time.  James Keeler, a former lawyer, aggressively fought Tyson Foods by rallying shareholders and using loopholes in Virginia law to prevent a payout from Tyson.

Following the takeover attempt, WLR Foods continued to be a successful leader in the poultry industry and acquired Cuddy Farms Incorporated which strengthened its turkey production and processing operations.  However, by 2000 WLR Foods was on the decline with stock shares dropping to $4.59.  Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation bought and absorbed WLR Foods thus ending the corporation’s fourteen-year dominance of the industry.

Scope and Content:

The WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002 consists of over 5,000 scanned images.  The bulk of the collection is comprised of documents pertaining to WLR Foods Incorporated.  The remaining documents relate to Wampler Feed and Seed Company and Wampler Foods and are pre-1984 in date.  The 645 documents that make up the collection have been arranged by similar topic and broken down into nine unique series.

Series I: Stock Activities, holds stock reports, NASDAQ market reports, and letters to stockholders of WLR Foods.  The majority of this collection spans a nine-year period from 1991 to 2000.  Two documents in Series I cover the stock activities of Wampler Foods from 1976 and 1979.  Also included is a letter written to WLR Foods shareholders regarding the hostile takeover attempt by Tyson Foods.  This series contains 175 documents.

 

Series II: Meetings and Minutes, comprises minutes from Board of Directors meetings, Shareholder meetings, and WLR Foods Executive Committee meetings.  The majority of this series spans 1985 to 2000 and contains 157 documents.   

 

Series III: Financial Reports, includes financial statements from 1955 to 2000.  The reports relate to the Wampler-Bryan Company, Wampler Foods, Golden Acre Foods, Wampler-Longacre, and WLR Foods.  Of the 85 documents in the series, 34  report on the finances of WLR Foods’ many subsidiaries.  The bulk of this collection ranges from 1989 to 2000 and details the quarterly reports of WLR Foods.  Also included are eleven of the company’s annual reports.

 

Series IV: Publications contains WLR Foods’ annual newsletter, “Dimensions.” These newsletters were distributed primarily to employees and community members.  They document the company’s growth and history and feature spotlights on employees.  One publication which predates WLR Foods is a document titled: “Eat More Turkey” by David W. Evans in 1960.  The majority of this 68 document series dates from 1988 to 2002 with some publications as early as November 1984.

 

Series V: Acquisitions, Mergers, and Takeovers includes documents from the merger between Wampler Foods in Longacre Farms in 1984, acquisitions by WLR Foods of other companies such as Cuddy and Cassco Ice, several documents on the hostile takeover attempt by Tyson Foods in 1994/1995, and the buy out of WLR by Pilgrim’s Pride in 2000.  This series spans 1984 to 2000 and contains 58 documents.

 

Series VI: Announcements, Memos, and News details company announcements and memos such as new chairman elections.  Additionally, news and press releases on topics such as quarterly reports, and company endeavors are also included here.  Then president of WLR, James Keeler, released two news reports to shareholders panning the hostile takeover attempt of Tyson Foods in 1994.  This series contains 44 items and covers the years 1987 to 2000.

 

Series VII: Audit and Examination Reports deals entirely with the separate companies that eventually merged to create WLR Foods.  The series begins in 1948 with a report on examination from Wampler Feed and Seed Company.  Other companies included in this series are Wampler Foods and Virginia Valley Processors.  Each of the examination accounts for the business’ balance sheets and were conducted by certified public accountants from Harrisonburg Virginia.  The specific accountants vary from year to year.  39 documents make up this collection with the bulk of material spanning 1958 to 1978.

 

Series VIII: Various Documents includes multiple types of company publications such as four iterations of WLR Foods philosophy, by-laws, expenditure requests, and a notification of Wampler-Longacre changing brand name to Wampler.  There are 22 documents in this series that covers the years 1987 to 1996.

 

Series IX: Correspondence is the smallest of the nine series, totals eight documents, and spans the years 1988 to 1991.  The correspondence varies between WLR Foods’ several subsidiaries.

Arrangement:

The size or number of items in the given series arranges the nine series in this collection.  Series I being the largest and comprised of 175 items, and Series IX being the smallest with 8 items.  Items are arranged in chronological order within each series.  Each document that does not have a known date associated with it is listed as undated in the date field and placed at the end of the series.

Series creation and chronological arrangement were imposed during processing due to the absence of a clear original order.  Because the collection is solely digital, there are no box or folder numbers associated with the items.  To access the digital images that represent the physical documents, a researcher will need the series number, item title, and corresponding date.


The arrangement of series is as follows:

I: Stock Activities, 1976-2000, bulk 1991-2000.

II: Meetings and Minutes, 1970-2001, bulk 1985-2000.

III: Financial Reports, 1955-2000, bulk 1989-2000.

IV: Publications, 1979-2002, bulk 1988-2002.

V: Acquisitions, Mergers, and Takeovers, 1984-2000, bulk 1984-1995.

VI: Announcements, Memos, and News, 1987-2000, bulk 1992-1999

VII: Audit and Examination Reports, 1948-1978, bulk 1958-1978

VIII: Various Documents, 1987-1996, bulk 1988

IX: Correspondence, 1988-1991

Bibliography:

Chintala, David Michael. Correlation between export sales and stock price. Harrisonburg: James Madison University, 1997.

Fife, Tom. Activity-based costing systems and their applications in the poultry industry. Harrisonburg: James Madison University, 1993.

Whiteley, Laura E., "WLR Foods, Inc." In International Directory of Company Histories Vol. 21, 1998, edited by Tina Grant, and Jay P. Pederson, 534-536. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.

Location of Originals:

Unknown

Related Material/Collections:

Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Collection, SC# 2002

Wampler Business Records, SC# 5024

Wampler, Charles W., Jr. Collection, SC# 3095

Separated Material:

None

Contents

Series I: Stock Activities, 1976-2000, bulk 1991-2000. (175 items)

 

Title

Year

Stock Activity

1976

Stock Activity

February 1979

Letter to Stockholders of Rockingham Poultry Inc.

August 11 1987

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. - Memo of Federal Securities L

1988

NASDAQ Report

January 1989

NASDAQ Report

August 1989

Wheat First: Butcher & Singer notice of WLR decline in sales and stock rating

August 23 1991

Summary of Activity, WLR Foods, Inc. (printed by NASDAQ Stock Market)

September 1991

Summary of Activity, WLR Foods, Inc. (printed by NASDAQ Stock Market) [Confidential]

October 1991

A.G. Edwards & Son Inc. Stock Report

October 1991

Stock Reports

December 1991

Stock Reports

December 1991

Description of Convertible Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series L

December 02 1991

Order of Presentations regarding proposal to repurchase Longacre Shares

December 03 1991

Stock Reports

January 1992

Stock Reports

January 1992

Stock Reports

February 1992

Stock Reports

March 1992

Stock Reports

March 1992

Stock Reports

April 1992

Stock Reports

April 1992

Stock Reports

April 1992

Stock Reports

May 1992

Stock Reports

June 1992

Stock Reports

July 1992

Stock Reports

July 1992

Stock Reports

August 1992

Stock Reports

August 1992

Stock Reports

September 1992

Stock Reports

September 1992

Stock Reports

October 1992

Stock Reports

December 1992

Stock Reports

January 1993

Stock Reports

January 1993

Stock Reports

January 1993

Stock Reports

February 1993

Stock Reports

March 1993

Stock Activity

April 1993

Stock Reports

April 1993

Stock Activity

May 1993

Stock Activity

May 1993

Stock Reports

May 1993

Stock Activity

June 1993

Stock Activity

July 1993

Stock Activity

July 1993

Stock Activity

August 1993

Stock Activity

August 1993

Stock Activity

September 1993

Stock Activity

October 1993

Stock Activity

October 1993

Stock Activity

October 1993

Stock Activity

December 1993

Stock Activity

January 1994

Stock Activity

January-February 1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Letter to Shareholders regarding Tyson

1994

Stock Activity

February 1994

Stock Activity

February-March 1994

Stock Activity

March 1994

Stock Activity

March 1994

Stock Activity

April 1994

Stock Activity

May 1994

Stock Activity

June 1994

Stock Activity

July 1994

Stock Activity

August 1994

Stock Activity

August 1994

Stock Activity

September 1994

Stock Activity

October 1994

Stock Activity

October 1994

Stock Reports

October 1994

Stock Reports

October 1994

Stock Reports

November 1994

Stock Reports

November 1994

Stock Reports

December 1994

Stock Reports

December 1994

Stock Reports

January 1995

Stock Reports

January 1995

Stock Reports

January 1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Summary of Stock Activity

1995

Stock Reports

February 1995

Stock Reports

February 1995

Stock Reports

February 1995

Stock Reports

March 1995

Stock Reports

March 1995

Stock Reports

April 1995

Stock Reports

April 1995

Stock Reports

May 1995

Stock Reports

May 1995

Stock Reports

June 1995

Stock Reports

July 1995

Stock Reports

August 1995

Stock Reports

September 1995

Stock Reports

October 1995

Stock Reports

November 1995

Stock Reports

November 1995

Stock Reports

December 1995

Stock Reports

January 1996

Stock Reports

February 1996

Stock Reports

March 1996

Stock Reports

April 1996

Stock Reports

May 1996

Stock Reports

May 1996

Stock Reports

June 1996

Stock Reports

July 1996

Stock Reports

August 1996

Stock Reports

August 1996

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September 1996

Stock Reports

September 1996

Stock Reports

October 1996

Stock Reports

November 1996

Stock Reports

December 1996

Stock Reports

December 1996

Stock Reports

January 1997

Stock Reports

February 1997

Stock Reports

February 1997

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March 1997

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March 1997

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March 1997

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April 1997

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June 1997

Stock Reports

July 1997

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August 1997

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September 1997

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October 1997

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November 1997

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December 1997

Stock Reports

January 1998

Stock Reports

February 1998

Stock Reports

February 1998

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March 1998

Stock Reports

March 1998

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April 1998

Stock Reports

May 1998

Stock Reports

June 1998

Stock Reports

June 1998

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July 1998

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August 1998

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September 1998

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October 1998

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November 1998

Stock Reports

December 1998

Stock Reports

January 1999

Stock Reports

February 1999

Stock Reports

March 1999

Stock Reports

March 1999

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May 1999

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May 1999

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June 1999

Stock Reports

July 1999

Stock Reports

August 1999

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September 1999

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October 1999

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November 1999

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December 1999

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January 2000

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January 2000

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2000

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February 2000

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February 2000

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March 2000

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March 2000

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April 2000

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May 2000

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June 2000

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July 2000

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August 2000

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September 2000

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October 2000

Stock Reports

October 2000

Stock Reports

November 2000

Stock Reports

November 2000

Stock Reports

December 2000

Stock Reports

undated

 

Series II: Meetings and Minutes, 1970-2001, bulk 1985-2000. (157 items)

 

Title

Year

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

1970-1975

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

July 1984-June 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

February 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

March 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

April 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

May 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

June 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

June 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

August 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

September 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

December 1985

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

February 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

March 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

April 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

June 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

September 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

October 1986

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

October 1986

Wampler-Longacre, Inc. - Stockholders Meetings

1987

W-L, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

March 30 1987

W-L, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

April 21 1987

W-L, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

May 28 1987

W-L, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

June 23 1987

W-L, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

July 28 1987

Special Stockholder's Meeting

September 15 1987

W-L, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

September 15 1987

Wampler Foods, Inc.  Board of Directors Meeting

November 13 1987

W-L, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

December 15 1987

W-L, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

December 16 1986

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. - Board of Directors Meeting

1988

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1988

WLR Foods, Inc. - Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

1988

WLR, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

January 7 1988

WLR, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting [Organizational Meeting]

January 7 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting [special meeting]

February 23 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

April 21 1988

WLR, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

March 22 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

March 22 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting [Agenda]

May 2 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

May 17 1988

WLR, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

June 28 1988

WLR, Inc. Joint Meeting

August 23 1988

WLR, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

September 27 1988

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

November 1 1988

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. Annual Shareholder's Meeting

November 1 1988

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1989

WLR Foods, Inc. - Shareholders Meeting Report

1989

Joint Meeting of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee

March 28 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

April 18 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

June 27 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

July 25 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 22 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

September 26 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

October 23 1989-October 24 1989

WLR Agenda for Shareholders Meeting

October 24 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

December 19 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting

December 20 1989

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Shareholders Meeting

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Board of Directors

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 27 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

April 26 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

June 26 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 28 1990

Animal Health & Specialties, Inc. Shareholder's Meeting Minutes

October 9 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

October 20 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

December 18 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 26 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

April 26 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

June 21 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes [Confidential]

August 27 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes [Confidential]

October 25 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes [Confidential]

October 26 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1992

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1992

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

June 1992

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

September 1992

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

November 1992

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

December 1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1993

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1993

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

April 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

June 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

August 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

October 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

November 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

November 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

December 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

December 1993

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

December 1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Meeting Results

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy Corrections

1994

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

January 1994-March 1994

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

March 1994-June 1994

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

May 1994

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

August 1994

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management & Board decisions

October 1994

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1994

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

November 1994

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

December 1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Board of Directors Meeting

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Special Board of Directors Meeting

1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

January 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

March 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

May 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

August 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

August 1995

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

June 1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

December 1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

December 1996

Minutes of Directors Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

December 1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

January 1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

March 1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

March 1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

March 1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

March 1997

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

April 1997

WLR Foods, Inc. Annual Shareholder's Meeting [Confidential]

October 26 1991

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

November 1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

April 1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

May 1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

June 1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

July 1998

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Board Organizational Meeting

1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - Meeting of Shareholders Proxy

1999

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

January 1999

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1999

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

October 1999

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

November 1999

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

January 2000

Minutes of Director's Meetings, including many management and Board decisions

February 2000

WLR Foods, Inc. - Special Meeting of Shareholders

2001

 

Series III: Financial Reports, 1955-2000, bulk 1989-2000. (85 items)

 

Title

Year

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1955

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1956

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1957

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1958

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1959

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1960

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1961

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1962

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1963

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1964

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1965

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1966

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1967

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1968

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1969

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1970

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1971

Wampler-Bryan Company - Financial Statements

1972

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Statements

1978

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Statements

1979

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Statements

1980

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Statements

1981

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Statements

1982

Golden Acre Foods, Inc. -Financial Report

1984

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Report

1984

Golden Acre Foods, Inc. -Financial Report

1985

Wampler Foods, Inc. -Consolidated Financial Report

1985

Golden Acre Foods, Inc. -Financial Report

1986

Wampler-Longacre, Inc. - Consolidated Financial Report

1986

Golden Acre Foods, Inc. -Financial Report

1987

Wampler-Longacre, Inc. - Consolidated Financial Report

1987

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. - Annual Report

1988

Wampler-Longacre-Rockingham, Inc. - First Quarter Results

1988

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1989

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1989

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1989

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Results

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Report

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Results

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Fourth Quarter Results

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Results

1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1991

Wheat Investment Banking [logo]

December 19 1991

Wheat Investment Banking: WLR Foods, Inc. Materials prepared for the Board of Directors

December 19 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Report

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Results

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Report

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Results

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Fourth Quarter Results

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Results

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Fourth Quarter Results

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Report

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Report

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Fourth Quarter Results

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Results

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Results

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Annual Report

1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Results

1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Results

1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter Results

2000

WLR Foods, Inc. - Fourth Quarter Results

2000

WLR Foods, Inc. - Second Quarter Results

2000

 

Series IV: Publications, 1979-2002, bulk 1988-2002. (68 items)

 

Title

Year

Company Publications

1979

Company Publications

November 1984-December 1984

Company Publications

October 1986

Company Publications

1987

Company Publications

December 1987

Company Publications

January 1988

Company Publications

January 1988-February 1988

Company Publications

March 1988-April 1988

Company Publications

June1988-July 1988

Company Publications

November 1988-January 1989

Company Publications

January 1989-March 1989

Company Publications

March 1989-May 1989

Company Publications

March 1989-May 1989

Company Publications

November 1989

Company Publications

November 1989

Company Publications

December 1990

Company Publications

May 1991

Company Publications

June 1991-August 1991

Company Publications

December 1991

Company Publications

1992

Company Publications

February 1992

Company Publications

June 1992

Company Publications

February 1993

Company Publications

June 1993

Company Publications

October 1993

Company Publications

December 1993

Company Publications

January 1994-April 1994

Company Publications

April 1994

Company Publications

June 1997

Company Publications

October 1994

Company Publications

March 1995-May 1995

Company Publications

March 1995-May 1995

Company Publications

December 1995

Company Publications

February 1996

Company Publications

Jan1998-February 1998

Company Publications

February 1998

Company Publications

March 1998

Company Publications

September 1998

Company Publications

November 1998

Company Publications

March 1999

Company Publications

April 1999

Company Publications

June 1999

Company Publications

July 1999

Company Publications

August 1999

Company Publications

September 1999

Company Publications

November 1999

Company Publications

December 1999

Company Publications

January 2000

Company Publications

February 2000

Company Publications

February 2000

Company Publications

February 2000

Company Publications

March 2000

Company Publications

April 2000

Company Publications

May 2000

Company Publications

June 2000

Company Publications

July 2000

Company Publications

August 2000

Company Publications

November 2000

Company Publications

February 2001

Company Publications

March 2001-May 2001

Company Publications

March 2002-May 2002

Company Publications

June 2002-August 2002

Company Publications

September 2002-November 2002

Company Publications

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Company Publications

undated

Company Publications

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Series V: Acquisitions, Mergers, and Takeovers, 1984-2000, bulk 1984-1995. (58 items)

 

Title

Year

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

June 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

August 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

September 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

November 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

November 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

December 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

December 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

December 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

December 1984

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

April 1985

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

October 1986

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre

January 1985

Agreement and Plan of Affiliation

December 15 1986

Affiliation of Wampler-Longacre & Rockingham Poultry Coop.

1987

Amended and Restated Affiliation Agreement

April 13 1987

Circuit Court of Rockingham County: Voluntary Dissolution of RPMC, Inc.

September 23 1987

Index to financial statements, followed by the financial statements

August 14 1989-December 31 1989

Appendix A, Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization

December 14 1989

Appendix B, Articles of Incorporation of New ABC Inc.

December 14 1989

Appendix C, Bylaws of New ABC Inc.

December 14 1989

Appendix D, Article 15 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended: Dissenters' Rights

December 14 1989

Resolutions

1990

Prospectus for takeover of WLR Foods Inc. by Cassco Corporation

April 6 1990

Special Power of Attorney

October 26 1991

Buy out of Longacre's Interest

December 1991

Buy out of Longacre's Interest

January 1992

Merger with Round Hill Co.

February 1993

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods Board Decision

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods Tender Offer

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods Tender Offer Board Decision

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods Tender Offer Board Decision

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Hostile Takeover Proxy

1994

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt, 1994

April 1994-May 1994

Cuddy Acquisition, 1994

June 1994-August 1994

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt, 1994

August 1994

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt, 1994

September 1994

Acquisition of several ice companies

November 1994

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

December 1994

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

September 1995

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

October 1995

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

October 1995

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

October 1995

Tyson Hostile Takeover Attempt

January 1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - Sale of Cassco Complete

1998

Expansion of WLR into WVA

April 1999

Buy out of WLR by Pilgrim's Pride Inc.

January 2000

Buy out of WLR by Pilgrim's Pride, Inc.

October 2000

Acquisition of Several Ice Companies

undated

Circuit Court of Rockingham County: Voluntary Dissolution of RPMC, Inc. [Petition]

undated

Cuddy Acquisition

undated

Merger Wampler Foods & Longacre, 1984

undated

Merger with Round Hill Co.

undated

Preliminary Prospective Buyers

undated

Purchase of Cassco Ice & Cold Storage, Inc.

undated

Spread sheet of new construction on all sites

undated

WLR Foods, Inc. - Resolutions Approving Acquisition of Certain Assets

undated

Notice of "Plan of Merger"

undated

 

Series VI: Announcements, Memos, and News, 1987-2000, bulk 1992-1999 (44 items)

 

Title

Year

Memo from Lawrence Hoover Jr. to W-L Board of Directors [cover letter for Amended and Restated Affiliation Agreement]

April 16 1987

WLR Foods, Inc. - Corporate Accomplishments

1988-1990

WLR Foods, Job Description for Chief Operating Officer

December 20 1988

Notice to the Exec. Comm. About employment duties and responsibilities

February 8 1988

WLR Foods, Inc. Nominating Committee

October 23 1989

Memo: Appointment of Dr. Gene Misner as GM of Rockingham County Poultry

January 25 1989

News Release

February 3 1989

Memo concerning WLR Foods Corporate contribution program

December 19 1989

News Release: Strong Second Quarter and 6 month results

January 30 1990

Memo concerning Rockingham Poultry, Inc.'s Upgraded Rendering plant

April 16 1990

WLR Foods, Inc. - Memo of Second Quarter Financial Statements

1991

Articles of Restatement of WLR Foods, Inc.

December 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. News Release

May 1 1991

WLR Foods, Inc. - Stock Share News Release

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Round Hill Foods News Release

1992

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods News Release

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Tyson Foods Tender Offer News Release

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Adoption of the Rights Plan

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Letter to Poultry Producers regarding Tyson

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Memo of Keeler's Farm Bureau Speech

1994

WLR Foods, Inc. - Stock Repurchase News Release

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Third Quarter Increased Earnings News Report

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - Memo of New Hope Feeds Acquisition

1995

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter News Report

1996

WLR Foods, Inc. - News Release - Common Stock Dividend, etc.

1997

WLR Foods, Inc. - Consolidating Turkey News Release

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Pending Sale of Assets News Report

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Brookshire Named VP of Administration

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Charlie Wampler Steps Down as Chairman

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Dale S. Lam named VP of Finance

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Expansion of PA Facilities

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Lam named Chief Financial Officer - 1998

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - New Credit Facility Announcement

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - William D. Wampler Elected New Chairman

1998

WLR Foods, Inc. - Expected Savings News Release

1999

Norfolk Southern Corporation memo October 28 1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - First Quarter News Report

1999

Share Repurchase program mem December 1999

WLR Foods, Inc. - Pilgrim's Pride Joint Statement

2000

"Rockingham's Export Experts"

undated

"WLR Foods Selling a New Product: Itself" [DNR article]

undated

WLR Foods, Inc. - Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Return

undated

WLR Foods, Inc. - Golden West Foods Announcement regarding NC Fa.

undated

Advertisement for Rockingham Poultry

undated

DNR articles

undated

 

Series VII: Audit and Examination Reports, 1948-1978, bulk 1958-1978 (39 items)

 

Title

Year

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Examination

1948

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Audit

1953

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Audit

1954

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Examination

1957

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1958

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Examination

1958

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Examination

1958

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1959

Wampler Feed and Seed Company -Report on Examination

1959

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1960

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1960

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1961

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1961

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1962

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1962

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1962

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1963

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1963

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1964

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1964

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1965

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1965

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1966

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1966

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1967

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1967

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1968

Wampler Feeds, Inc. -Report on Examination

1968

Virginia Valley Processors, Inc. -Report on Examination

1969

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1970

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1971

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1972

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1973

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1974

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1975

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1976

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1977

Wampler Foods, Inc. Report on Examination

1978

 

Series VIII: Various Documents, 1987-1996, bulk 1988 (22 items)

 

Title

Year

Time Table

1987-1988

Capital Expenditure Requests

January 15 1987

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Form 10-Q

September 26 1987

Notice that Rockingham will be affiliated with W-L

January 4 1988

OTC Review

December 1988

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission: Current Report

December 20 1988

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission: Quarterly Report

December 31 1988

WLR Foods Form 10-K, 1989

1989

Investment Opinion from Davenport & Co. of Va, Inc.

July 15 1991

WLR Philosophy

April 1993

WLR Philosophy

November 1994

Wampler Foods - Name Change

1996

By-Laws of Rockingham Poultry, Inc.

undated

By-Laws of WLR, Inc.

undated

Continuation of by-laws [see By-Laws of WLR, Inc.], as well as proposed changes to old by-laws

undated

Invitation to the South Eastern Poultry & Egg Association Convention

undated

Supplemental Deferred Compensation Agreement

undated

WLR Foods and the Poultry Industry

undated

WLR Foods Philosophy

undated

WLR Foods Philosophy

undated

 

Series IX: Correspondence, 1988-1991 (8 items)

 

Title

Year

Inter-Office Corres. To Gene Misner from Steve Bolden

September 26 1988

Letter to WLR from Johnson & Higgins

October 5 1988

Letter from Wampler-Longacre to Stephen Custer

February 16 1989

Letter to Mr. Delbert Seitz concerning a "revolving line of credit"

April 3 1990

Letter to William D. Wampler from James L. Keeler concerning merger

April 9 1990

Letter to Board of Directors from KPMG Peat Marwick

December 3 1991

Letter from Dot Wampler-Landen

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