US: 750 jobs created through Koch expansion in Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal announced recently that Koch Foods would expand its poultry processing facility in Hamilton creating 750 new jobs and investing USD $49 million.
Koch purchased an existing Cagle’s facility in 2012, retaining 350 jobs. During a two-phase expansion, the company added 350 jobs last year. This second phase, incorporating two new poultry processing lines, will create an additional 750 new jobs. Prior to Koch’s acquisition of the former Cagle’s facility in June, the workforce had been reduced by 50% since 2010.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development collaborated with the Valley Partnership, the Harris County Commission and the Harris County Development Authority to manage this project. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s existing industry project manager Candice Scott assisted the company on behalf of the state.
“We are happy to announce our company’s expansion in Harris County,” said Koch Foods Vice President of the Western Division Tommy Knight. “The attitude displayed by the people who helped us along the way affirms our commitment to invest in this community and continue the relationships that we have developed.”
Koch Foods is one of America’s largest private companies, distributing fresh and frozen products internationally under the Koch Foods, Antioch Farms, Preferred Foods, and Rogers Royal brand names, among other custom and private labels.
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