Hormel Foods unveils Inspired People Plaza during Thursday ceremony

Hormel Foods Corporation unveiled The Inspired People Plaza during a ceremony at their global headquarters in Austin Thursday.  The centerpiece of the plaza is a one-ton, 25-foot tall fork sculpture created by artist Gordon Huether.  The statue is clad with nearly 20,000 forks, representing and donated by Hormel Foods employees from around the world.  Deanna Brady, Executive Vice President of Refrigerated Foods for Hormel talked at the ceremony about how the sculpture came to be…

Huether’s wife and business partner Darcy, was born in Austin, and several of her relatives previously worked for Hormel Foods.  Huether went on to talk about his sculpture to the crowd on hand at the ceremony…

Hormel Foods CEO Jim Snee stated that the sculpture is a gift to not only the employees of Hormel, but to the community as well…

The 2,000 pound, 25-foot tall fork sculpture was transported from Napa, California, where Huether resides, to Austin on an 18-wheel truck.

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