August 1, 2019
Chicken product distributor House of Raeford Farms plans to build a new, $40.9 million feed mill in Simsboro, LA. The facility will be capable of producing 12,500 tons of chicken-feed weekly.
Construction on the project is expected to take up to two years to complete. To secure the project, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) provided an incentive package that includes a performance-based Economic Development Award Program grant of $500,000 to offset the cost of infrastructure improvements. The company also is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Enterprise Zone and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.
“House of Raeford is committed to our operations in Louisiana, as evidenced by these major capital expenditures,” House of Raeford Farms CEO Bob Johnson said. “In keeping with the growth objectives of our company, our Louisiana complex is also the first of our locations to offer ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ chicken products to our customers.”
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