SEAFORD, Del. - October 24, 2016 -- Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of chicken on Delmarva, today announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro, Delaware. The new facility will have an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week.
"Our 'No Antibiotic Ever' policy requires us to provide the healthiest start possible to each and every bird, and this new facility - the most technologically-advanced hatchery on Delmarva - will deliver that," said President and CEO Joe Moran. "It will be also be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly."
The new 70,000-square-foot facility will be built on the company's 19.84-acre site on Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro. The Sussex County Council recently approved tying into the county's sewer and water infrastructure which will alleviate the need for on-site spray irrigation.
When complete, the company will close two older hatcheries, one in Seaford and one in Dagsboro, and employees at both locations will be offered opportunities at the new hatchery or at other Allen Harim facilities.
About Allen Harim Foods, LLC
Allen Harim combines an approach to growing the healthiest chicken possible with a commitment to implementing the latest technology for the continuous improvement of all processes. Headquartered in Seaford, Delaware, Allen Harim operates a chicken processing facility in Harbeson, Delaware; a breeding operation in Liberty, North Carolina; a hatchery in Dagsboro, Delaware, and a hatchery and feed mill in Seaford. The company employs more than 1,750 people in the United States, as well as more than 230 independent growers and 20 company farms across Delmarva.