Wayne Farms LLC says it will add a new processing line to its Laurel, MS chicken processing plant, adding 150 jobs. The company announced Friday that it would invest $3 million in the project, which will also renovate the company's existing facilities, reports the Associated Press.
The state will channel $880,000 in federal community development money to help pay for infrastructure and renovations. The city of Laurel will add $100,000. Wayne Farms, a unit of New York's Continental Grain Co., already employs 730 people in Laurel.