The Board of Agriculture and Conservation today issued a request for proposals to lease or purchase the Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage plant in Palmer. The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
The meat plant is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved slaughter and processing facility in Southcentral Alaska. The State of Alaska has operated the meat plant since 1986 as an asset of the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund.
During the RFP process, preference will be given to bidders who plan to continue slaughter and processing operations at the property.
To read the request for proposals and other documents related to the privatization of the meat plant, go to http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_mmms.htm.
Source: State of Alaska