Holly Poultry, a Baltimore poultry processor and wholesale meat distributer, has broken ground on a new 37,500-square-foot processing facility in the city. The project will allow the company to separate its processing business from its distribution business, reports the Baltimore Business Journal.

"For the past several years, Holly's growth has been hampered by lack of space,” said Zach Fine, vice president of Holly Poultry. “Now, working with Merritt [Construction], we are taking 17 acres of urban blight and turning it into a state-of-the-art processing facility."

The expansion is expected to result in the hiring of an additional 100 full-time employees. The facility will also feature a new test kitchen and new equipment including conveyors, marinating, sizing and deboning lines.

Source: Baltimore Business Journal