Cantrell, a poultry processing equipment, parts and service company, has expanded its Research & Development Department by moving the team into a 3,800-square foot space at the company’s headquarters.

“Our Research & Development team, led by Mike Fowler, is working to develop new, cost-effective processing equipment and to continue improving existing products,” Cantrell General Manager Finance/Operations Tony Rice said. “In our industry, it’s important to make investments in research & development.”

As part of the expansion, Cantrell purchased a milling machine, plasma cutter, lathe, band saw and welding station.

“We are always listening to the needs of our customers and the industry to keep improving our current equipment and identify opportunities to develop new equipment,” said Fowler, Research & Development Manager.