Koch Foods announced on Wednesday expansion plans to its broiler operations in Alabama.  The company is investing $20 million to expand its broiler operations in the Alabama counties of Calhoun, Randolph, Cleburne, Clay, and St. Clair.

The expansion is expected to create as many as 150 jobs and could generate nearly $6 million in total annual income for chicken producers in the region, who are having chicken houses built on their properties to accommodate the needs being brought on through the expansion.

Koch Foods’ growth plans were made possible through a partnership with state officials and agencies, which will provide $108,000 in federally required environmental waste management plans for area chicken farmers involved in the expansion. Koch’s expansion calls for the construction of between 120 and 150 chicken houses.