Saline River Farms, LLC to build USDA processing facility near Creal Springs
Source: Saline River Farms
via The Harrisburg Register (IL) - Sep 8, 2021
WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Saline River Farms, LLC has announced the planned construction of a processing plant to be located in Williamson County. The 83,000-square-foot USDA Beef and Pork processing facility will be located at 9032 Route 166, Creal Springs.
"We have received tremendous support from the cities of Marion, Herrin, and Creal Springs and have worked tirelessly with congressman Mike Bost, Sen. Dale Fowler, Governor J.B. Pritzker's office, Williamson County Board Chairman Jim Marlo, and other elected officials to bring these career jobs to Southern Illinois," stated Ted Hampson, an attorney spokesperson for Saline River Farms, LLC.
Williamson County was competing with another location in Kentucky for the project as part of the USDA's efforts to increase capacity and diversify processing facilities across the United States.
Saline River Farms, LLC will use the latest processing technology and automation. It is forecast to process 40,320,000 pounds of beef and 19,152,000 pounds of pork annually. The company will invest over $87 million into local agriculture over the next year.
Saline River Farms, LLC will provide wholesale beef and pork processing services, consumer beef and pork processing services, direct to consumer mail order meat distribution, and will have an on-premises retail store. The Company will distribute product under several different labels.