Officials from DG Foods, a chicken processing company, have announced the company is expanding operations at its facility in the Copiah County Industrial Park in Gallman, Miss. The company was recently awarded a contract with BAR-S, a food processor and distributor, and is adding two new labor intensive processes and expanding its existing business operations.

DG Foods is creating 200 new jobs at the Gallman facility and is investing approximately $2.78 million in capital improvements to prepare for the increase in production. The expansion will support a process to debone the dark meat, thighs and legs of chicken, and portion tenders.

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The company currently employs 350 workers.

The Mississippi Development Authority worked with company and local officials to help facilitate the expansion. The agency provided assistance through the Rural Impact Fund Program and the Development Infrastructure Program to help with infrastructure improvements at the site. Copiah County also provided assistance for infrastructure improvements.