Pilgrim Pride Corp.

Poultry Plant Closing
4:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.
Credit WHNT-19

The Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.

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.

Executives told workers about the decision in a meeting at the plant, but a company spokesman didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

Poultry is a major regional industry, and Pilgrim's Pride is one of the largest employers.

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