Fred Jaindl

Frederick John Jaindl is born to John and Hilda Jaindl.


Fred and his father begin growing turkeys on a farm located on Walbert Avenue in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Fred starts working full time with Jaindl Farms, farming 60 acres and raising 2000 turkeys per year.

Marries Anne Louise Fix. They were married in February 1950 and had children between 1950 and 1961.

Jaindl turkeys win the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Best Display in the worldwide National Turkey Federation Competition.

Fred purchases the farm from his father, John. 200,000 turkeys are being produced per year.

Fred initiates the building of a computerized feed mill in Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Fred begins building a state-of-the-art processing plant in Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Fred builds the turkey hatchery, increasing production and distribution to nearly 1 million turkeys each year. Jaindl now farms over 6,000 acres of prime land in Lehigh, Northampton, and Berks counties.

Fred becomes Chairman of the Board for Sovereign Bank and the largest shareholder.

Jaindl land holdings have increased to almost 10,000 acres.

Jaindl lands the first big land deal with Nestle. It would become Nestle’s largest distribution center in the country and would lead the start of Jaindl’s 1,000 acre  Lehigh Valley West industrial park.

Fred starts his own bank. American Bank of the Lehigh Valley opens.

Jaindl land holdings increase to over 13,000 acres.