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Koch Foods Announces $80M Expansion

The expansion's economic impact will be 'immediate and drastic.'

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Koch Foods has announced an $80 million expansion at an Alabama plant that's expected to bring around 200 jobs to the area.

The Gadsden Times reports that company announced the move Tuesday.

The project will add a fourth processing line to the existing Gadsden facility, increasing production capacity by around 30 percent. The newspaper says this expansion will make the facility one of the largest poultry-processing plants in the nation.

Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton says construction will start this month. Guyton says the expansion's economic impact will be "immediate and drastic."

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