Pilgrim's will construct a new feed mill facility in Pinckard, Ala., and renovate its poultry processing facility in Enterprise, Ala. The two projects, announced on August 28, equate to a $25 million investment in the state of Alabama.

"We are excited to announce our continued sommitment to Dale County, the communities of Enterprise and Pinckard, local family farmers, our customers and the Pilgrim's team members who work hard every day to make our business a success," said Jayson Penn, executive vice president of sales and operations for Pilgrim's. "This significant investment is consistent with our strategy of relentless pursuit of operational excellence and will improve our efficiencies, cost structure and competitiveness, while creating a safer work environment for our employees."

Pilgrim's will begin construction of the $15 million feed mill by late September, and the $10 million renovation of the existing processing facility by early 2014.

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The Enterprise facility currently runs two shifts and employs more than 700 people, while processing more than a million birds a week. The new feed mill in Pinckard, Ala., will replace the existing mill in Enterprise and employ more than 25 people.

Penn expressed his appreciation to local government entities for their cooperation in the expansions.