Rogers, Arkansas-based Ozark Mountain Poultry expanded its footprint in the state with the Oct. 3 opening of a poultry deboning facility in a former poultry facility located at 110 Industrial Park Drive, just south of Highway 278 in Warren. OMP will initially employ approximately 124 people from the Warren area with opportunities to add a second shift and double its employment in the future. The facility will help the company meet the progressively growing demand for its product.

“We are very happy to be opening this facility in Warren,” said Ed Fryar, CEO, Ozark Mountain Poultry. “Warren is a wonderful community, and we’ve been able to hire great employees that will help us bring great chicken to consumers across the country.”

OMP produces premium quality chicken for the restaurant industry and its products are also available at a variety of grocery retailers throughout the U.S. through its consumer-based brand Forester Farmer’s Market.

Warren Mayor Bryan Martin, Chamber of Commerce President Dave King and other local officials joined Fryar and members of the OMP team for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of the facility. The plant was formerly operated by H&L Poultry, reports the Associated Press.

Sources: Ozark Mountain Poultry, AP