The producer of Smart Chicken has opened a new, 30,000-square-foot addition to its Tecumseh, Neb. Processing plant. Tecumseh Farms said that the addition expands its production capacity by 50 percent, reports the Lincoln Journal Star.

The new facility and remodeled areas in the existing plant house equipment for all processes from receiving chickens through the air-chill system. The expansion also includes an upgraded controlled atmosphere stunning system.

"This new facility includes all-new stunning, scalding, picking, and evisceration equipment, and represents a very substantial investment," said Andria Vetick, marketing and design coordinator.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star