The presence of Mar-Jac Poultry in relatively new in Franklin County, Alabama, but Mar-Jac was named industry of the year at the recent 2019 Franklin Country Partnership Awards Banquet.  Mar-Jac has concluded its first full year of operation in 2018 with a new feed mill and hatchery.

“I would like to think it is our involvement with the community and things we have done to help the community since we started building these two facilities up here,” said Keith Martin, live operations.  “We’re a very community-minded company and we are very grateful to be here in Franklin Country.”

Approximately 70-75 people are employed at the facilities.  The feed mill produces the necessary feed to supply all Mar-Jac operations in Alabama, including 150 poultry growers across the state plus a few in northeast Mississippi.  At the hatchery, Mar-Jac hatches all chicks that are eventually raised by Mar-Jac contract broiler growers.  It has been estimated that the hatchery produces 1.7-1.8 million chicks per week.

“As the new facilities were being constructed, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey hailed the projects, saying Mar-Jac will “put food on the tables for numerous families in northwest Alabama and will have a large economic impact on the area.”

 

 

 

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