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ully integrated poultry
processor Mar-Jac Poultry
has made strides to grow its
production in Alabama with the
recent construction of a greenfield, slip-form concrete feed mill,
located in Spruce Pine.
The plans for the facility
began shortly after Mar-Jac
Poultry Inc., based in Gainesville,
Georgia, purchased the assets
of poultry integrator Marshall
Durbin Companies in 2014.
The sale included Durbin's
two poultry processing
plants (Jasper, Alabama, and
Hattiesburg, Mississippi); two
hatcheries (Moulton, Alabama,
and Waynesboro, Mississippi);
and two feed mills (Haleyville,
Alabama, and Waynesboro,
Mississippi). These acquired
assets now operate as Mar-Jac
Poultry LLC, but as Keith
Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry LLC's

live production manager,
explains, "Geography is the
primary distinction."
According to WATT Poultry
USA's 2019 Top Poultry
Companies report, Mar-Jac
Poultry is the 15th largest broiler
company in the United States.

Mar-Jac invests
in Alabama
From the very beginning,
Mar-Jac planned to expand the
Jasper, Alabama, processing
facility's output from 1.1 million
head/day to 1.68 million.
Mar-Jac leadership knew the
decades-old Haleyville feed mill
would not be able to handle any
production increases, as it was
operating beyond its capacity, so
they began looking for property
to build a new feed plant.
Through the economic
development efforts of Franklin

Mar-Jac Poultry AL LLC's Spruce Pine feed
mill manager Jimmy Potter (left), and live
production manager Keith Martin stand
outside the poultry integrator's new $33
million feed mill. Jackie Roembke
County, located in Northwestern
Alabama, the Spruce Pine lot
was scouted and purchased
by Mar-Jac in 2016. The
company hired design-build
firm Younglove Construction,
LLC, to head up the project.
After just over a year of
construction, the $33 million feed
mill came on-line in December
of 2017, with the Haleyville
mill completely shuttering the
following month.
Today, the Spruce Pine
complex serves 107 contract
broiler growers, delivering 6,500
tons of feed within a 50-mile
radius of the mill every week.

Built for growth
Mar-Jac Poultry LLC's Spruce Pine, Alabama, feed mill produces 6,500 tons
of poultry feed per week or more than 2.3 million tons annually. Jackie Roembke
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Mar-Jac Poultry built its new feed
mill with the future in mind.

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Poultry USA - January 2020
Contents
Will the trade war cool off in 2020?
Poultry’s Perch: USPOULTRY invests millions in poultry industry research
US could find $1 billion poultry market in China
Feed additives that will succeed in 2020 and beyond
What role will alternative proteins play in the future?
Mar-Jac Poultry feed mill built for capacity, expansion
Poultry consumers want convenience, claims
Perdue Farms, Niman Ranch have been good for each other
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - January 2020 - CT2
Poultry USA - January 2020 - Poultry USA - January 2020
Poultry USA - January 2020 - Cover2
Poultry USA - January 2020 - Contents
Poultry USA - January 2020 - Will the trade war cool off in 2020?
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Poultry USA - January 2020 - Poultry’s Perch: USPOULTRY invests millions in poultry industry research
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Poultry USA - January 2020 - US could find $1 billion poultry market in China
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Poultry USA - January 2020 - Feed additives that will succeed in 2020 and beyond
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