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Monday, June 29, 2015
Mar-Jac seeks growers to support expansion in Alabama
Mar-Jac Poultry LLC is seeking more poultry growers as it expands its operations in northwest Alabama.
The company in April revealed that it is investing $50 million in the expansion project. That includes a $25 million investment in a new feed mill in Spruce Pine, a $10 million expansion at its poultry processing plant in Jasper, Alabama, and a $7 million expansion at its hatchery in Moulton, Alabama.
According to a report from the Times Daily, the company will need about 130 new broiler, pullet and hen houses in the area to accommodate its growth plans.
A public informational meeting will be held on June 23 for farmers who might be interested in growing birds for Mar-Jac Poultry LLC. Company officials will be in attendance to discuss what their companies will be looking for. Officials from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management will also be on hand. Bank representatives will also be in attendance to discuss lending options for farmers wishing to grow for the company.
Mar-Jac Holdings is the parent company to Mar-Jac Poultry LLC, which includes the company’s Alabama and Mississippi operations, and Mar-Jac Poultry Inc., which includes the company’s Georgia operations. The 17th largest broiler company in the United States, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Mar-Jac Holdings processes 225.16 million chickens annually.