LAUREL, Miss.–Wayne Farms, a producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced on Friday they’ll be expanding their operations in Laurel.
It will involve a new processing line and renovation of the existing structures they have there at the facility.
In total around 150 new jobs will be created in the area and it’s a $3 million investment for the company.
“I am grateful to the team at Wayne Farms for expanding its Laurel operations and creating so many new job opportunities for the area’s residents,” Gov. Bryant said. “When companies continue to invest in their existing Mississippi operations, it speaks to the fact that we offer businesses a supportive, favorable business climate to help ensure their success. I wish Wayne Farms many more years of success in Jones County.”
The Mississippi Development Authority assisted in the process for Wayne Farms expansion through the Community Development Block Grant program that’ll help them with the renovations and infrastructure.
“The addition of this new processing line and the 150 new jobs being created will positively impact the Laurel community for years to come, and we are glad to have the resources in place to assist great companies such as Wayne Farms as they grow and strengthen their roots in our state,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen.
Wayne Farms is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the U.S. with sales each year exceeding $1.9 billion.
Each year they produce 2.5 billion pounds of poultry.