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$94 million chicken plant possible for Goldsboro

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 30, 2010 1:46 PM

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Construction of a chicken processing plant on U.S. 70 about three miles west of Kinston is under way. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, with production to start in January of 2011. Company officials say they also are considering building a plant near Goldsboro. If both plants go into production, it would increase the Mississippi-based company's processing capacity by 30 percent, officials say.

Wayne County officials met privately this morning to discuss plans by Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms to invest approximately $94 million in a new poultry deboning facility in the county that could employ up to 1,100 people. The potential project has...

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