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Posted on: August 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Koch Foods Announces $80 Million Plant Expansion in Gadsden

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Gadsden, Al - With a new $80 Million expansion to their existing Gadsden Complex, Koch Foods

will operate one of the largest poultry processing plants in the United States. The City of

Gadsden’s Economic Development team and Gadsden Industrial Development Authority

partnered with Koch to bring this significant expansion that adds 30% to their production

capacity.

The economic impact of Koch Foods’ expansion will be immediate and drastic, with

construction starting this month. The expansion will add 200 new jobs, with 100 in the first

year.

Etowah County will directly benefit $214,000 through sales and use tax during construction of

the facility. In addition to the many new good jobs, the local community will receive a boost

through the $4.8 Million payroll of the facility that will turn over in the local economy, several

times. Education will receive the most significant impact with the State, County, and City

schools systems receiving $4 Million over ten years. The City of Gadsden will receive $1 Million

over ten years.

The Koch Foods Plant expansion is a great benefit to the residents of Gadsden and Etowah

County. This investment in industrial development is possible through the relationships of

the Koch Foods team, the Industrial Development Authority, and the City of Gadsden. Mayor

Sherman Guyton would like to thank Gov. Ivey and her administration for their support of this

project.



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