Contract poultry growers are projected to build 190 new growing houses, according to the Randolph County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA). Each facility would cost an estimated $500,000 to construct, resulting in $95 million of capital spending along with new jobs, property tax, and sales tax into the local economy, the agency said.
“Our plans to build a state-of-the-art feed mill in Roanoke will allow for a more efficient live operation that is necessary in today’s extremely competitive environment,” said Mark Kaminsky, COO of Koch Foods. “With the right facilities such as this feed mill in place, Koch Foods will not only remain competitive but look to expand in this area. We appreciate all the support this project has received.”
“The company will hire 27 full-time employees plus an additional 19 truck drivers, with a total annual payroll of nearly $2 million,” said Marilyn Lott, executive director of the RCEDA. “Koch Foods’ decision to locate their world-class facility here is great news for Randolph County.”
Koch Foods is a privately held company owned by Joseph Grendys. Koch Foods is a vertically integrated poultry processor producing fresh and frozen products under the Koch Foods, Antioch Farms, Preferred Foods and Rogers Royal brands in addition to other custom and private labels.
The company is not affiliated with Koch Industries or the Koch brothers.