Koch Foods is adding to its workforce at its poultry plant in Fairfield, Ohio. The company intends to hire an additional 150 workers.

According to a report from the Journal-News, the Koch Foods plant in Fairfield opened in 1999 with two production lines and 50 employees, but has since grown to include seven production lines and 1,050 workers.

The positions Koch Foods is looking to fill includes general laborers, grinders, machine and packing operators, quality assurance technicians, warehouse workers, inventory control workers, data capture palletizing workers, maintenance employees and sanitation specialists.

Other expansion projects

Koch Foods General Manager Brian Reisen told the paper Koch Foods’ vision is to grow the present $3.4 billion company to a $5-plus billion company. In recent months, several Koch Foods growth projects have been revealed. Presently, Koch Foods is the fifth largest broiler company in the United States.

In January, it was announced that the Illinois-based Koch Foods is completely renovating its hatchery in Henagar, Alabama. When the project is completed, the renovated hatchery will have a weekly setting capacity of more than 3.7 million eggs.

In November 2017, the State of Alabama announced it had awarded a $250,000 grant to the City of Crossville, so it can make improvements to its sewer system to handle added demands brought on by the expansion of the Koch Foods poultry plant in the city. Earlier that year, It was reported that Koch Foods has started construction work to expand its hatchery, also in Crossville. The hatchery currently has a weekly processing capacity of 14 million broilers, but the expansion will increase its capacity to set another 2.1 million eggs per week. The hatchery will use equipment from Pas Reform.

Koch Foods’ company brands include Koch Poultry, Antioch Farms, Cravers, Rogers Royal, Mr. Bennies and numerous private labels.