Pilgrim’s Pride hatching growth: $24 million plant expansion, 140 jobs in Graves County

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a leading poultry producer, and Governor Matt Bevin,  recently announced a $24 million project to increase production and create about 140 jobs for Kentuckians at its Graves County plant. Check for Pilgrim’s Pride jobs here.

Pilgrim’s will retool its poultry processing facility in Hickory for greater deboning and marinating capacity. The project comes as part of a company-wide reinvestment plan to create more value for customers and more employment opportunities for area growers and residents.

The expansion will create up to 157 new full-time jobs, 141 of which are designated for Kentuckians as part of the company’s incentive agreement with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. New positions include management, maintenance, production and sanitation. The investment also will cover the cost of new processing machinery and equipment. Company officials plan to clear a section of the plant and install new equipment during two weeks in October.

READ MORE of this story at The Lane Report. Photo courtesy of Pilgrim’s Pride.

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