SEAFORD, Del. – Allen Harim, which will be celebrating its centennial next year, has been headquartered in Seaford, Delaware, since the company was founded in 1919. On Aug. 2, the company moved into its new corporate headquarters near Millsboro, Delaware.

The company held a ribbon cutting to commemorate the occasion. Elected officials including Delaware Gov. John Carney, Sen. Gerald Hocker, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Ruth Briggs King and Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett all attended the ceremony.

“We’ve invested in Delaware through expansions at our feed mill, processing plant, and broke ground last year on a new $22 million hatchery,” said Joe Moran, president and CEO of Allen Harim. “This new corporate headquarters is just part of our investment here at our facility in Millsboro, with more to come. We are well positioned looking forward to our next 100 years on Delmarva.”

The new 18,900 sq.-ft. headquarters is located in the former Vlasic pickle plant the company purchased in 2014. The building will house around 50 people, including the executive team, accounting personnel and the sales team.

The 460,000-sq.-ft. building also houses a consignment warehouse operation that stores boxes and other packaging materials from International Paper and other vendors that are used in the Allen Harim production process.

Included in the new facility will also be a 50,000-sq.-ft. space that was recently approved by Sussex County officials for a deboning operation. That part of the operation will employ 165 people. The chicken will be processed in the Harbeson plant and then brought to Millsboro for deboning. The deboning plant is expected to be operational this fall, according to the company.