Koch Foods is expanding operations at its poultry processing facilities in the Mississippi communities of Forest and Morton.

The expansions represent corporate investments of approximately $2 million and $33 million, respectively, and will create a total of 203 jobs – 23 at the Forest location and 180 at the Morton location. Koch Foods currently employs approximately 3,200 in Scott County.

For the expansion, Koch Foods has renovated the Forest facility and is in the process of constructing additions totaling 32,000 square feet at the Morton location.

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“I appreciate the team at Koch Foods for choosing to expand its operations in Forest and Morton and for creating hundreds of new jobs for the area’s workforce,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Mississippi strives to provide a business environment that fosters growth and longevity, and Koch Foods’ decision to further invest in these two locations reinforces that fact. I look forward to the company’s continued growth.”

“As a corporate citizen of Scott County, we are pleased to show our commitment to the growth and prosperity of both our company and our communities. Koch is very pleased to be a part of Scott County and Mississippi, and will continue our pursuit of excellence here in the years to come,” said Koch Foods COO Mark Kaminsky.

Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for road improvements. The City of Forest, the City of Morton and Scott County provided assistance, as well.