The company chose 19.6 acres of land in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, for the new facility, which will create 380 full-time jobs in three years.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced a funding proposal to help Bell & Evans expand. The Department of Community and Economic Development offered a $171,000 Guaranteed Free Training grant for job training. Additional funding includes a $750,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation and $760,000 in tax credits related to job creation; and a $400,000 PennDot Transportation Infrastructure Investment grant.
Bell & Evans is a leading producer of antibiotic-free chickens. The company employs approximately 1,145 workers at its headquarters in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County.