Judge: Pilgrim's Pride can intervene in lawsuit opposing proposed rendering plant


Donna Thornton, The Gadsden Times (AL)

Jul 19, 2021


Pilgrim's Pride is now a party to the lawsuit challenging the zoning of property on Steele Station Road where the company wants to build a rendering plant, after a ruling entered by Etowah County Circuit Judge George Day entered Monday afternoon.


Pilgrim's last month filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed by Dynamic Collision, with more than 20 intervenors, against the City of Gadsden and the Gadsden Airport Authority, challenging the possibility of a rendering plant locating on GAA-owned property zoned for light industrial use.


The motion granted by Day sets the lineup for Friday's hearing on an amended motion for an amended preliminary injunction.


Plaintiffs attorneys Christie Knowles, Josh Sullivan, Phil Williams and Jonathan Huffstutler will face Pilgrim's Pride representatives Chris Hamer and Katheryn Zickert; Gadsden City Attorney Lee Roberts and Bradley Cornett; and on behalf of the Gadsden Airport Authority, Robert Baugh and Jim Williams, of the Sirote firm...


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