US: Townsends adds 103 jobs to poultry operation

Gov. Bev Perdue announces that international producer and marketer of poultry products Townsends Inc. will expand in Davie County, with plans to create 103 jobs and invest $700,000 over the next 3 years.

“Food production and economic growth go hand in hand in North Carolina, a tradition underscored by Townsends’ expansion in Mocksville,” Gov. Perdue said. “Companies like this one continue to find success and expand in our state, attracted by our high-quality workforce and business-friendly environment.”

Townsends, a 118-year-old poultry company headquartered in Delaware, supplies value-added chicken products to the domestic and international food service and retail markets. The company has a significant presence in North Carolina with three plants located in Pittsboro, Siler City and Mocksville that employ about 1,500 people.

The Mocksville facility, operating as Crestwood Farms, a division of Townsends, is the core of the company’s expansion into value-added chicken products and key to its strategic growth.  The company plans to add a production line of fully cooked products, increasing its capacity by approx. 25%. Currently, Crestwood Farms employs about 267 workers.

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