Rose Acre Farms: Arizona county great fit for egg farm
Communities must understand what companies need, says Rose Acre Farms site selector
Western Arizona, and La Paz County in particular, were an ideal fit for a Rose Acre Farms’ egg farm, because the area understands the needs of the company, a Rose Acre Farms spokesman said.
Chips Everhart, site selector for Rose Acre Farms, spoke recently at the Western Arizona Roundtable, hosted by the Arizona Association for Economic Development.
Rose Acre Farms, the second largest egg company in the United States is populating a new egg producing facility in La Paz County, south of the community of Bouse.
“Western Arizona understands what companies need. I can’t say that about other states,” said Everhart.
He also praised the people of the area for their honesty and integrity. “If that client can’t trust you, you won’t have a long-term relationship.
Ground was broken on the facility near Bouse in June 2015. Plans for the farm included housing for about 3 million hens. The company also revealed plans for a pullet farm, a rail spur and a feed milling operation in La Paz County.
According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Rose Acre Farms had a flock of 25 million hens in 2016. Rose Acre Farms is headquartered in Seymour, Indiana.
Rose Acre Farms site selector says area understands what business needs
Rose Acre Farms chose to locate their new egg farm in La Paz County and Western Arizona because this area understands what businesses need. That’s what Chips Everhart, site selector for Rose Acres Farms, told the Western Arizona Roundtable of the Arizona Association for Economic Development Aug. 16 at Arizona Western College in Parker.