poultry processing plant http://apr.org en Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant http://apr.org/post/pilgrims-pride-corp-closing-ala-poultry-plant <p>The Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.</p><p></p><p>A secretary for Boaz Mayor Tim Walker says the company announced Tuesday that it will close a chicken processing plant in the Marshall County town.</p><p>Executives told workers about the decision in a meeting at the plant, but a company spokesman didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.</p><p>Poultry is a major regional industry, and Pilgrim's Pride is one of the largest employers.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:26:19 +0000 The Associated Press 41890 at http://apr.org Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant