New Claxton Poultry plant expected to open in May

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Construction of a new Claxton Poultry plant in Sylvania, Georgia, is progressing, with the new facility expected to open in May and employ as many as 120 people by the fall.

The company announced in September 2018 its plans to open a $12 million chicken deboning and packaging plant at the Screven County Industrial Park in Sylvania.

In a recent interview with WTOC, plant manager Eric Sorel said, “It’s been a long time coming and it can’t come soon enough, and we’re glad to see it getting closer to fruition.”

When the plans to build the new plant were first announced, Mikell R. Fries, president of Claxton Poultry, sad the new facility would enable the company to meet the growing needs of its current customers, and allow for future expansion as customer needs dictate.

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