GARNER, NC. — Butterball has introduced plans to speculate $8.7 million to increase two turkey processing services in northwest Arkansas.
One enlargement will comprise a $4.7 million funding in Ozark, Ark., the place the corporate plans to improve processing gear and increase refrigeration capability. Butterball additionally will transform lots of the group member welfare areas on the facility. Butterball produces pre-packaged contemporary and frozen entire turkeys on the Ozark plant. The enlargement is predicted so as to add 160 jobs.
The second enlargement will embrace a $4 million funding in Huntsville, Ark., the place the corporate plans to improve processing gear, increase cooler house, and implement manufacturing line modifications. The present facility additionally might be transformed to incorporate a brand new coaching space, group member welfare areas and places of work. Butterball’s Huntsville facility produces prepackaged contemporary, frozen and cooked entire turkeys; turkey breasts and roasts; and prepackaged bone-in tray pack turkey merchandise. The enlargement is predicted to create 200 new jobs.
“Having been a longstanding employer in Arkansas via our feed mills, turkey rising operations and manufacturing services, Butterball appreciates the continued help from the state of Arkansas as we glance to increase a few of our processing operations at our Huntsville and Ozark, Arkansas services,” stated Jay Jandrain, president and chief government officer of Butterball. “We’re proud to proceed to be very important contributors to and key supporters of the native communities through which we function and we’re grateful for the hardworking folks of Arkansas.”
Along with the processing services in Ozark and Huntsville, Butterball has a 3rd processing facility in Jonesboro, Ark., in addition to feed mills in Yellville, Ark., and Alix, Ark.
“It is a nice day for Northwest Arkansas,” stated Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Butterball has chosen to increase not only one — however two — Arkansas services. The belief that they’ve positioned in our workforce and enterprise local weather is a good testomony to the laborious work and dedication of our state and these two communities.”