North Carolina town grabs a boost from Perdue expansion

by Ryan McCarthy
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ROCKINGHAM, NC – Perdue is poised to reinvest in its facility in North Carolina.

Perdue Foods, which falls under the umbrella of the Perdue Farms label, announced an expansion of its production facility in Rockingham, North Carolina. The company will invest $10.9 million in this operation and plans to hire an additional 30 workers over the next three years, according to the Richmond County Economic Development office.

“This is great news for the city of Rockingham and Richmond County,” said Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris in a statement. “We are glad to see our existing industry growing and hiring local residents.”

A Richmond Country Economic Development office release said the Perdue plant has been a part of its community for more than 30 years.

"It is very good news that Perdue is re-investing in its operations and creating new jobs. We are truly grateful to have Perdue Farms in Richmond County,” said Richmond County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette.

Perdue, based in Salisbury, Md., shared its enthusiasm for the agreement as well.

“We are pleased to continue to invest in the Rockingham facility and in our associates," Kendall Casey, Perdue Foods’ director of operations in Rockingham said in the release. "This expansion brings additional jobs and new capabilities to strengthen the Rockingham plant going forward.”

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