Poultry Products International has moved forward with plans to build a $2.75 million chicken processing plant in Burley, Idaho, rebooting a project that had languished for several years before permits were renewed at the end of 2009.


The project, which involved the purchase of 112 acres of land in the area, will also include a hatchery and other facilities at remote locations that have not yet been named, according to Burley's Economic Director Doug Manning. The work of building the plant is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs over two years and as many permanent jobs when construction is finished. It is uncertain as of yet exactly when construction will start, but it may be as soon as this year, according to Manning.