Mountaire Farms is asking the state of Delaware for more than $200,000 to help expand its business. The poultry processor is seeking to expand its Millsboro processing plant and is asking for a state Strategic Fund Performance grant of up to $87,759 and a state Strategic Fund Capital Expenditure grant of up to $129,000, reports the Associated Press.

Mountaire's request for state funds was one of several to be considered by the Delaware Council on Development Finance at its meeting Monday in Dover.

Three years ago, the Delaware Economic Development Office offered Mountaire a $787,500 Strategic Fund grant to assist with the development and construction of a new facility to recover unused protein from processing operations for use in making commercial pet food.

Source: AP