Project Type(s): Disaster Recovery, Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing, and Tornadoes
Project Year: 2016
NMTC amount: $7,000,000
Total Project Costs: $34,758,670
Mar-Jac is a fully integrated poultry production company operating in GA, AL, and MS. Mar-Jac was established in 1954 and has been supplying high quality poultry products ever since. Mar-Jac ships poultry products worldwide with an emphasis on the domestic food service industry.
The Company has constructed a feed mill facility in Phil Campbell, AL – a rural low-income community that was devastated by an EF-5 tornado in 2011 that killed 27 local residents.
The Project supports the local community’s continuing efforts of rebuilding Phil Campbell. The $35 million investment in the Project has already spawned additional company investment in the form of a $25 million hatchery built by Mar-Jac, located within a mile of the feed mill. The Project is strengthening the local trucking industry as it requires more than 150 truckloads per day and helps the community diversify its economic base.
The new feed mill in Phil Campbell, AL (Appalachian Regional Commission Service Area) is located in the middle of Mar-Jac’s network of grower houses to economize the feed delivery. 200 additional houses will need to be constructed by approximately 40 new growers. The average investment by each grower is $500,000. The new growers and existing growers are supplied chicks from Mar-Jac hatchery being concurrently constructed in that community.
The mill will produce more than 10,000 tons of poultry feeds per week. This level of production not only supports local/regional farmers who grow and supply various feed ingredients such as corn and soy beans, but it also provides local/regional poultry farmers with optimal nutritional formula for healthy growth of chickens.