How Trey Braswell is leading the family towards success
Braswell Family Farms has been in the farming business for over 75 years and across multiple generations of the Braswell Family. Today, the organization is led by Trey Braswell III, and is absolutely thriving.
At Braswell Family Farm in Nashville, North Carolina, there is no argument about whether it was the chicken or the egg that came first because there, goodness always comes first - from the company’s farm-fresh eggs and superb animal feed to its culture.
Braswell Family Farms Celebrates 75 Years and Counting
December 21, 2018
Braswell Family Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned operation based in Nashville, is celebrating 75 years of excellence in 2018 – and thanks to a winning combination of God’s grace, hard work and integrity, the company is poised for even more growth and success.
Braswell Family Farms Recognized as Family Business of the Year by Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal
December 7, 2018
Braswell Family Farms, one of the foremost producers of premium and specialty eggs and feed on the East Coast, has been named one of the family businesses of the year in the Triangle Business Journal’s annual Family Business Awards. The award honors multi-generational, family-owned businesses for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the strength of the region.
Braswell Family Farms, one of the foremost producers of premium and specialty eggs and feed on the East Coast, celebrated its 75th year in business on Oct. 6. The fourth-generation, family-owned farm held a company-wide event at Boddie Mill, the business’ first location.
From a struggling mill in 1943 to a leading producer of specialty eggs for quality-minded retailers, this is the story of a family’s 75 years of hard work, good fortune, tragedies and enduring faith in God.
Braswell Family Farms Celebrating God's Gift of 75 years in Business
October 1, 2018
Trey Braswell, fourth-generation president of Braswell Family Farms, is full of anticipation for the company’s October celebration of its 75th Anniversary. “We’re really excited about it,” Trey tells The Shelby Report. “It’s been a real gift from the Lord that we’ve been able to survive and thrive for that long.”
Advocating a noble and humble approach to doing business, Braswell Family Farms is aiming to become the leading egg and feed provider on the East Coast of the USA. Strong faith has guided Braswell Family Farms in the 75 years since its foundation, first as a corn grinder, and later as an egg and feed provider.
When employees go through struggles at home, many companies want them to leave that baggage outside the office doors. There’s no time to deal with those personal hardships when deadlines are looming and customers are looking for a fast response. But more often than not, those home factors bleed into an employees’ work in one way or another.
Braswell Family Farms prides itself on being involved in its employees' lives
Food & Drink International
May 1, 2018
The folks behind North Carolina egg producer Braswell Family Farms recognize that sometimes their employees need extra help coping with hardship. Five years ago, the company enlisted Corporate Chaplains of America to provide crisis care to employees 24/7. Workers have access to a chaplain who can help them manage grief, deal with home problems or simply act as a listener.
For four generations, and by God’s grace, this company has been ‘serving’ — in the true sense of the word. On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, Braswell Family Farms gives thanks — to God, to its employees and business partners, and to consumers who benefit from the company’s healthy, high-quality products.
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"Over the past 70 years that operation grew into several more locations and companies. All of them fell under the umbrella of Braswell Foods, a vertically integrated egg and animal feed production company that produces over 50,000,000 dozen eggs each year—distributed as Eggland’s Best, Natural Choice, Nature’s Finest and many other private label brands."
Fourth generation takes helm at Braswell Family Farms
May 10, 2017
“Each generation before me has had new ambition, new desire, and new energy to take the company to the next level,” said Braswell. “I am indebted to them for the firm foundation they established and to the hundreds of team members that get the job done every day for our customers.”
"When my grandfather bought the rights to produce for Eggland's Best, a lot of people thought he was crazy," recalls the younger Braswell. "It turned out to be a brilliant move that my father was able to use to grow our company from 30 employees in 1991 to around 200 today."
Watson joins leadership team at Braswell Family Farms
Rocky Mount Telegram
May 8, 2017
Watson's experience includes more than 12 years top-level management service, including work at the senior vice president, vice president and director levels in the sales and business divisions of House Autry Mills, Marietta Corporation, Burt's Bees/Clorox, Phoenix Brands and Matrix PPD —L'Oreal America.
On a better egg and feed farming mission for four generations
US Business Executive
April 1, 2017
“We have two packaging and distribution locations; one in eastern North Carolina where the company is headquartered, one in central Virginia and we hope to be starting construction on a new state-of-the-art facility soon,” notes Trey. “We employ over 200 people, have our own fleet of feed and egg distribution of around 35 trucks, including feed trailers and refrigerated egg delivery trailers, and we distribute across the U.S.”
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Can't answer that one, but we can answer just about any other egg question when host Lisa Prince takes us to Nashville and Braswell Foods cape free egg operation. Then, she scrambles it up with David Brigham of Brigs Restaurant in Cary and samples the "prince" of egg dishes.