Turkey Processor Plans $70M Plant

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 9:45am

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A turkey processing company is set to break ground on a $70 million plant in southeastern Indiana that it says will employ hundreds of people.

Farbest Foods first announced in December its plans to build the Vincennes plant. The state is offering Huntingburg-based Farbest $2.8 million in tax credits if the company meets its job promises.

Gov. Mitch Daniels plans to join Farbest President Ted Seger for the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Seger has said the company expects the plant to have 300 workers at first and possibly add 400 more as production increases.

The plant's construction was delayed as local officials said the company scaled it back to cut $20 million in costs.

Farbest currently processes about 10 million turkeys a year at plants in Huntingburg and Dubois.


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