Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Poultry processor choses Nash County for plant

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) – A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County for a new chicken plant.

Sanderson Farms says no decision has been made on when to start work on the plant near Interstate 95 and N.C. 97 southwest of Rocky Mount.

Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr., says the company plans to hire 1,100 employees for the plant when it is constructed.

Sanderson says the company has purchased land on N.C. 97 to serve as a hatchery and has options to buy property for a wastewater treatment plant. Nash County owns the 142-acre tract that would be used for the processing plant.

The city of Wilson has been fighting to halt the plant, saying the construction of chicken houses near the plant could jeopardize the environment.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!


News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina