Lots of Peeps to East TexasLots of Peeps to East Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=160892017-03-21T05:00:00Z2017-03-21T23:15:00Z

​​​​EAST TEXAS – Sanderson Farms Inc. tentatively selected two sites in Smith and Wood counties for construction of a new feed mill, hatchery, poultry processing plant and waste water treatment facility.

These facilities will comprise a state-of-the-art poultry complex with the capacity to process 1.25 million birds per week for retail chill pack customers.

At full capacity, the complex will:

  • employ approximately 1,700 people;
  • require 80 contract growers; and 
  • be equipped to process and sell approximately 375 million pounds of dressed poultry meat annually at full production.

Sanderson Farms expects to invest approximately $200 million and anticipates that associated contract growers will invest an additional $135 million in poultry production facilities.

The company expects to begin construction of the facilities during summer 2017, with initial operations of the new complex to begin during first fiscal quarter 2019.


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