Perdue Farms to Add 125 Jobs and Invest $42 Million in Houston County

Gov. Nathan Deal made an announcement today that Perdue Farms will create 125 additional jobs and invest $42 million in Houston County by expanding its cooking operations. The company produces cooked and frozen chicken products that are available to restaurants and directly to consumers. They have created over 900 jobs since 2004 and support more than 140 farmers that raise chickens for its operations.

Gov. Deal:

“Perdue Farms’ contributions to our poultry industry span more than a decade and continue to drive the growth of agribusiness in Middle Georgia,” said Deal. “As a valued member of our business community, Perdue Farms understands the benefits of utilizing Georgia’s logistics infrastructure and network of resources when expanding operations. This new investment in Houston County will not only create even more quality jobs for the community, but also will reaffirm Georgia’s reputation as a leader in agribusiness.”

Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms:

“This expansion will help us meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever and organic products, and maintain the high level of customer service and reliability our customers in Georgia and across the country expect from Perdue. We’re proud to be an ongoing part of the economic growth happening here in Middle Georgia. I want to thank Governor Deal and his office, Commissioner Gary Black and the Department of Agriculture and the Development Authority of Houston County for their support and leadership.”

Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black:

“We are grateful for yet another announcement that further solidifies Georgia’s leadership as the top state for poultry production,” said Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are proud of this wonderful Georgia Grown business and celebrate their success with this expansion.”

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“If you need help filling out your I9, see the lady at the table to the right”.
“Si necesita ayuda para completar su I9, vea a la dama en la mesa de la derecha”.

Dannie C. Kemp
Dannie C. Kemp

Georgia may be the best state in which to do business but the poultry industry has no doubt contributed to decline in the quality of life in my District. Unavoidable trash, stink and 24 x 7 noise in an otherwise quiet rural valley has been the effect in Pine Mountain Valley. Unending chicken trucks lining the road with feathers, a virtual stink train of trucks through a tourist town of Pine Mountain along with falling residential property values, housing turning into rental slums and impossible to sell. Runoff in creeks and streams, and water tanks that line themselves with buzzards… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

But those processing plant jobs pay $15 an hour, and the chicken producers are virtual sharecroppers, so the industry has that going for it.