Perdue Farms subsidiary Perdue AgriBusiness will be relocating its headquarters from Salisbury, Maryland, to Sussex County, Delaware.
In a statement, the company said: “Approximately 150 current and future executive, management and support positions will be housed at the new location. All other Perdue AgriBusiness operations will continue in their current locations, including the grain operations at Zion Church Road in Salisbury.”
The company added that the Perdue Farms headquarters will remain in Salisbury.
According to WOBC, the transition to move the Perdue AgriBusiness office is now in its beginning phase, and will be completed in the next few years. The exact site of the new office location has not yet been determined.
The move was first announced in November of 2010, with the intention of supporting “the division's continuing growth,” but has been delayed until now. In his State of the State address, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said that Perdue is following through on its plan.
“Governor Markell's remarks reflect our re-commitment to relocate to Delaware,” said Dick Willey, President of Perdue AgriBusiness. “The state of Delaware historically has been a great business partner with Perdue, from welcoming construction of the Perdue AgriRecycle facility more than a decade ago to expansion of grain operations in Bridgeville and Seaford as well as grants issued to expand the Milford processing plant. We look forward to continuing our partnership as we grow our business.”