• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


Jones Poultry Expands Hannibal, Missouri, Operations

Jones Poultry, a family-owned poultry processing company, plans to expand its production facility in Hannibal, Missouri. The $6 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The company will locate in the former Buckhorn Rubber plant, which closed in 2017, according to local officials. Operations are scheduled for the end of April 2023.

“We are proud of our company’s modest beginnings and continue to honor the name of the Jones family,” said Duane Venvertloh, President and CEO of Jones Poultry. “Our team works hard to provide quality products and service that our customers deserve. When you choose Jones Poultry, you’ve picked the very best. We sincerely thank all those involved in assisting with this latest step in the growth of Jones Poultry.”

Jones Poultry will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

“It’s always exciting to see a company like Jones Poultry creating jobs and investing in our communities,” noted Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “Thanks to support from our partners and the company, this project will grow our state’s agriculture industry and create opportunities for Missourians.”

Family-operated Jones Poultry offers a complete line of fresh poultry products to their customers, including restaurants, grocery stores, nursing homes and broadline food service distributors, throughout the country.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Duane, Julie and the Jones Poultry team on this project,” added Corey Mehaffy, Executive Director of the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council. “This facility has been shuttered for several years. I am grateful for this investment that will bring the facility back into service and create new jobs for the area. An investment of this magnitude in rural Ralls County is a real testament to the economic vitality of the area and will spur additional investment.”

Exclusive Research