A new Costco poultry processing complex on the south side of Fremont will open after Labor Day.  Jessica Kolterman, a spokeswoman for plant operator Lincoln Premium Poultry, told the Fremont Tribune that operations will begin September 3.

Lincoln Premium Poultry intends to provide Costco with 2 million chickens each week by the time all three shifts are operating.  The multimillion-dollar project has been under construction since 2017.

Kolterman said the plant would have around 500 employees hired by the opening.  Operations would begin with a 45-week ramp-up starting with a first line that gradually will increase speed as kinks are worked out, Kolterman said.  Once the line is at full speed, the second and third lines will be opened.