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Gold Creek Foods Plans Caryville, Tennessee, Production Center

Gold Creek Foods, one of the nation’s largest full-service chicken processors, will establish manufacturing operations in Caryville, Tennessee. The $15 million project is expected to create 218 jobs in Campbell County.

The company will acquire the assets of Campos Foods LLC at 241 Elkins Road, which shut down its beef processing operations earlier this year. The plant will be updated and converted into a poultry further processing facility, allowing GCF to increase production by running 50 million pounds of par-fried and fully cooked chicken products per year.

“We already have been so impressed with the dedication and resiliency of the eastern Tennessee workforce on our frequent visits, as well as the continued recognition and acceptance of the Quick’N Eat brand in the market. We are excited about our expansion and investment in Campbell County, as well as Gold Creek Foods continuing the Quick’N Eat brand that was produced in the Caryville facility previously,” Mark Sosebee, CEO, Gold Creek Foods explained.

Gold Creek Foods specializes in processing raw and fully cooked chicken products. With the addition of the new plant, the company will employ more than 3,500 people across its operations in Georgia and Tennessee.

“Gold Creek Foods’ decision to locate in Caryville reinforces that Tennessee’s business climate and skilled workforce are unmatched across the country and continue to be the right fit for companies. Thanks to GCF, Campbell County will see the creation of more than 200 new jobs, and we are proud to take part in bringing this project to fruition,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter noted.

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