Pilgrim's invests $25m in Alabama mill

Pilgrim's invests $25m in Alabama mill

PILGRIM'S Pride Corp. announced a $25 million investment to construct a new feed mill facility in Pinckard, Ala., and a $10 million renovation of the company's poultry processing facility in Enterprise, Ala.

Pilgrim's Pride will begin construction of the new feed mill within the next 30 days, and renovation of the existing processing facility in Enterprise will occur over the next six months.

By partnering with the local government, the company was granted a tax abatement to offset new construction and equipment costs from Alabama's Dale County Commission and Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corp.

"We are excited to announce our continued commitment to Dale County, the communities of Enterprise and Pinckard, local family farmers, our customers and the Pilgrim's team members who work hard every day to make our business a success," said Jayson Penn, executive vice president, sales and operations, for Pilgrim's Pride. "This significant investment ... will improve our efficiencies, cost structure and competitiveness while creating a safer work environment for our employees."

The two-shift poultry processing facility in Enterprise employs more than 700 people, processes more than 1 million birds per week and provides products to some of the leading foodservice and restaurant chains in the U.S.

The new feed mill in Pinckard will replace the existing feed mill that's currently located in Enterprise and will employ more than 25 people.

Volume:85 Issue:36

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