News update:Mar 9, 2016

Pilgrim's announces $25 million investment in Alabama

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced a $25 million investment in the state of Alabama. The investment includes the construction of a new feed mill facility in Pinckard, Ala., and a $10 million renovation of the company's poultry processing facility in Enterprise, Ala.

The company 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. Partnering with the local government, the company was granted a tax abatement to offset new construction and equipment costs from the Dale County Commission and Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation.

"This significant investment is consistent with our strategy of relentless pursuit of operational excellence and will improve our efficiencies, cost structure and competitiveness, while creating a safer work environment for our employees," said Jayson Penn, executive vice president, sales and operations, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation.

"The local government has proven to be a valuable partner in our effort to modernise our facilities in Dale County," Penn said. "The assistance of the Dale County Commission and Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation demonstrates their commitment to the community and the local workforce."

The two-shift poultry processing facility in Enterprise employs more than 700 people and processes more than one million birds per week.

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