Holly Poultry, a family-owned further processor of poultry products and a wholesale distributor of animal protein products, is increasing its volume and adding employees to support that expansion.
The company has plans to add about 150 workers to its operations in Baltimore, Maryland, where it already employs about 250 people.
Holly Poultry in 2016 began construction of a new plant that measures 37,500 square feet. A major benefit of the new plant was that it enabled the company to separate its poultry processing business from its wholesale commodity business.
According to the Holly Poultry website, the company began as an ice packed chicken distribution arm of Holly Farms, an integrated processor that is now owned by Tyson Foods. In the early 1960s, Holly Poultry was spun off from the parent company and became an independently owned distributor servicing the Baltimore market.
The company’s ownership changed in 1990, and since that time Holly Poultry has expanded into other markets.
Holly Poultry expands in Baltimore, adding jobs for those who can 'cut it'
It's a finger-numbing 45 degrees inside the sprawling plant not far from Carroll Park in West Baltimore, but Debbie Green easily slices chicken into perfect one-ounce portions. She checks her work with a scale, though she no longer needs to after 27 years on the job at Holly Poultry Inc. 'Not everyone...