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Perdue Farms Renovates Shelby, Michigan, Food Plant

U.S. food and agriculture company Perdue Farms plans to renovate a former food processing facility in Shelby, Michigan. The $27 million project is expected to create 99 jobs.

The project is driven by substantial growth in Perdue Foods pet treat division with products manufactured under the company’s Spot Farms and Full Moon brands, which are distributed in both the U.S. and Canada, according to local officials.

“As people are increasingly seeking cleaner labels in what they feed their pets, this new production facility will play a key role in the continued growth of our human-grade pet treat brands,” said Ryan Perdue, Vice President and General Manager of Perdue’s Pet Business. “The central location of this facility in Michigan will help us drive efficiencies in our supply chain, improve freight costs, enable access to a strong local workforce, and allow for multiple phases of expansion within the property’s existing footprint. Importantly, the project grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will help support the creation of nearly 100 new jobs to the area, and we commend their efforts to incentivize agricultural and manufacturing expansion in the state.”

Perdue Farms is the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, based in Salisbury, Maryland. Perdue Foods is a major chicken, turkey, and pork processing company in the United States. Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top United States grain companies.

“We’re thrilled to have Perdue Farms join the community of Shelby,” said Brent Case, Vice President of Business Attraction for The Right Place and project lead. “With our region’s abundant natural resources, diverse supply chain, skilled labor and regulation-friendly business environment, we are confident Perdue Farms will thrive here in West Michigan.”

“This is a great win for the Village of Shelby and Oceana County,” said Ron Maynard, Executive Director of the Oceana County Economic Alliance at The Right Place. “We’re so happy that Perdue Farms has chosen to invest in our community. They’ll be providing quality jobs for our local residents, and we look forward to seeing their growth in our region.”

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