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Aviagen Plans Longview, Texas, Broiler Chicken Hatchery

Aviagen, a supplier of broiler chicken breeding stock, will invest $27 million to locate its new hatchery in Longview, Texas. The project is expected to create 95 jobs.

The broiler breeding company said it continues to grow its regional footprint due to high demand in North America and beyond. Aviagen recently announced that it expects to begin construction on a new hatchery in September of this year.

“Even throughout the pandemic, our North American customers have enjoyed a strong demand for healthy, affordable chicken meat,” added President of Aviagen North America Marc de Beer. “We are committed to securing the supply of quality Parent Stock to help our customers put food on the tables of families throughout North America and around the world. The new hatchery in Longview will play a big part in this goal.”

Slated for completion in July 2022, with the ability to set 1.1 million eggs per week, the facility will supply customers both domestically in North America and internationally.

“On behalf of the LEDCO Board, we are thrilled that Aviagen has chosen to locate their new facility in Longview,” said Natalie Lynch, LEDCO Board Chairman. “Aviagen will bring a diverse set of jobs to our community, which will be great for our workforce. This project is also further evidence that Longview is on the map for global companies and that makes us very excited for the future of the city.”

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