Coastal Plains Meat Company Expands Eunice, Louisiana, Processing Facility
The company purchased the 19,000-square-foot facility at 1044 Louisiana 91 from Eunice Superette and Slaughterhouse, according to Louisiana Economic Development (LED).
“We are excited to partner with Louisiana Economic Development and the Department of Agriculture to add much needed beef processing capacity to the state,” Coastal Plains owner and COO Chip Perrin said. “By increasing our state's processing capacity, we are able to bring added value to Louisiana cattlemen and women as well as rural communities with Louisiana beef. As combat veterans, we are also reminded of how important other veterans and their values are to our society. Drive, tenacity, and a sense of purpose are attributes that veterans possess, and employers look for in a workforce. We want to develop Louisiana agriculture with as many veterans as possible.”
The company plans to upgrade and expand what is already the largest meat processing operation in the state with updated, state-of-the-art equipment that will ensure food quality and safety and increase processing capacity from 2.3 million pounds to 6.5 million pounds of meat production annually. Coastal Plains will begin retrofitting of the existing facility and construction of the new expansion in October, with project completion expected in September 2022.
“With the state’s long history of beef production, Louisiana is proud to welcome Coastal Plains Meat Company’s expanded facility to Eunice,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “Coastal Plains will not only bring new jobs to Acadiana, but support other Louisiana businesses and rural communities with its commitment to sourcing from Louisiana cattle farms and ranches. As a veteran myself, I am especially pleased that the leadership of Coastal Plains has chosen to pay forward their service to their country by participating in Louisiana’s Veteran’s Initiative Program.”
To secure the project in Eunice, the state of Louisiana offered Coastal Plains a competitive incentive package that includes a performance-based grant of $100,000 to be used for the reimbursement of facility improvement costs. The company is also expected to utilize the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.
“We’re proud to celebrate Coastal Plains Meat Company’s expansion,” said Troy Wayman, President and CEO of One Acadiana. “Coastal Plains’ focus on growing, sourcing, and buying from local cattle operations demonstrates this company’s commitment to making an impact on the future of the agribusiness industry and the Acadiana Region. We're excited for our partners at St. Landry Economic Development and look forward to helping Coastal Plains continue to grow and find success in South Louisiana.”
State officials said Coastal Plains is dedicated to sourcing high quality livestock from Louisiana farms and ranches, and it will expand its custom processing and private labeling programs to support local producers. The company will continue to provide retail and food service cuts to its customers, including the Superette, a Eunice landmark that remains with its original owners.
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