Brakebush Brothers to build second facility in Texas
Oct. 2, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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AUSTIN, Texas – Westfield, Wisconsin-based Brakebush Brothers Inc. will build a new 315,000-sq.-ft. chicken processing plant in Greenville, Texas, announced the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbot. This will be the second location in Texas and is expected to create an estimated 800 jobs in Greenville’s Park West Industrial park. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $780,000 has been extended to Brakebush.
“The Texas economy continues to drive business growth, creating opportunities that make the Lone Star State a premier location for job seekers and creators alike,” Gov. Abbott said. “Brakebush Brothers’ expansion is a welcome addition to their already tremendous success, which further adds to the advancement of our workforce. I am confident Texas’ business-friendly environment will continue to attract companies like Brakebush Brothers, and I look forward to their continued growth in the state.”
“After a multi-state search, we are excited about what Texas and Greenville has to offer Brakebush Brothers,” said Carey Brakebush, vice president of facilities and transportation. “The pro-business environment, the strength of the labor force and the quality of the site on which we will build this state-of-the-art processing facility all contributed to our decision to choose Greenville. Brakebush looks forward to expanding its operations in Texas and building a partnership with Greenville and Hunt County for decades to come.”
Greenville Mayor David Dreiling added, “Greenville has been targeting great companies like these to add to our growing industrial base. This company will assist with our continuing goal of providing quality jobs for our citizens, adding industrial property value growth, and more industrial customers for our city owned electric utility, GEUS.”
Brakebush Brothers is a family owned processor of chicken products that has been in operation for 92 years.
“Brakebush's new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will offer many benefits for stable new jobs for Hunt County with a tremendous economic impact for our County residents and our County resources,” said Hunt County Judge John Horn. “Brakebush is a big leader in their industry and we are very proud to welcome them to Hunt County, Texas.”
“After almost a year of a multi-state site search, we are very pleased the Brakebush family and Corporate Board chose Greenville, Texas," said Greenville Board of Development Chairman Randy Tarpley. "We look forward to a long business relationship with an almost century owned, US family company that will make great products for the US and Texas markets and provide a huge workforce impact for the economy of Greenville, Texas. We couldn’t have done it without the assistance of Governor Abbott and his Economic Development Office, our Mayor, City Council, City Staff, County Judge, County Commissioners, GEUS Board and Staff and our GBOD Board and Staff. This was truly a state and community wide effort and we greatly welcome this tremendous company to Greenville, Texas.”