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THE WORLD'S LEADING BROILER, TURKEY AND EGG PRODUCERS
water treatment facility. Operations are
2017 Top Poultry Company investments
expected to begin in 2019.
Fifth-ranked Koch Foods proSimmons Foods
duced 50 million pounds of ready-toSanderson Farms
cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2017,
the same amount as 2016.
In October 2017, Koch announced a
pair of expansion plans for its operations
Allen Harim Foods
in Alabama. It plans on building a $40.5
million feed mill in Roanoke, Alabama,
that should support its poultry plant in
Source: Compiled from WATT Global Media data and various industry reports
Pine Mountain, Georgia, as well as 190
new growing houses run by local conAs part of a strong year for the industry, top chicken producers spent
tract farmers. Koch also plans to expand millions in expanding or improving their operations in 2017.
its hatchery in Crossville, Alabama, to
increase production to 3.8 million eggs per week from its
research, development and product testing.
current weekly capacity of 2.1 million eggs. The hatchery
Mountaire Farms: In 2017, the company made sevexpansion is expected to be completed by June 2018.
eral improvements, including the purchase and planned
renovation of a plant in Siler City, North Carolina,
Other producers betting on the future
and the purchase of two grain elevators in Virginia. In
Twelve other companies made investments, whether
2018, the company plans to build a new, $44 million
it be acquisition, new construction or upgrades, in 2017:
feed mill in Scotland County, North Carolina.
Wayne Farms: Opened a new, $55 million feed
Peco Foods: In 2018, it plans to purchase an existmill facility in Dale County, Alabama, in January
ing cold storage distribution facility including renova2017. In May 2017, it broke ground on a new, $4.5 miltions and adding additional on-site square footage for
lion facility in Decatur, Alabama, it calls its future
partially cooked production lines.
Customer Innovation Center. The new facility is exGeorge's Inc.: In November 2017, it acquired
pected to open in early 2018 and serve as its center of
Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez
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