Poultry processor Blue Rooster is opening a deboning operation in Warren, Arkansas, and will hire 100 new workers at the facility.
The facility was formerly home to H&L Poultry. Blue Rooster said the plant should re-open in October.
“Blue Rooster’s decision to locate a poultry facility in Warren is great news for Southern Arkansas,” Gov. Mike Beebe said. “We appreciate the City of Warren, the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for working together to make this project possible.”
Hiring will begin Aug. 18.
Blue Rooster’s operation will primarily focus on deboning poultry for Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), a family-owned company based in Rogers, Arkansas. OMP produces more than 3 million pounds of antibiotic free poultry per week for the restaurant industry and grocery retailers.
OMP will also be a majority owner of the newly formed company.
Blue Rooster is leasing the former H&L facility through an agreement with the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.
“ADFA is excited about Blue Rooster’s and OMP’s commitment to Warren and Bradley County,” said Gene Eagle, ADFA President.