A former Perdue Foods facility in Gainesville, Georgia, will be reopened by Cooley Enterprises, following a vote from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on February 8.

The commission approved plans for the operation, in which the facility would be used to process ground chicken and to debone chicken parts. The plant is expected to run one shift on weekdays, and employ between 20 and 50 people, according to a report from the Gainesville Times.


Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala said the proposal includes plans to remodel the interior of the building, but the structure will remain the same on the exterior.

The building, which sits on 11.75 acres, was last used by Perdue in 2014. Prior to that, King’s Delight used the facility for poultry processing.