Koch to invest $7.5 million in Alabama chicken plant

Share This:
Search for similar articles by keyword: [Poultry]
GADSDEN, Ala. – A second expansion is in the works for a Koch Foods poultry processing plant in Gadsden, Ala., according to local news reports.

On March 24, the Gadsden City Council approved non-education tax abatements for Koch, which plans to invest $7.5 million in its chicken-processing plant in East Gadsden. Park Ridge, Ill.-based Koch Foods, which announced plans to add 80 jobs last October, will be creating 70 more jobs — adding $1.89 million to Koch's payroll.

Including the added jobs, the company currently employs 585. The new jobs are for producing value-added products. Last year, Koch announced plans to invest $6 million in the plant, which it bought from Tyson in 2007. It hoped its expansion would be finished by January.
Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.