Food processing plant to reopen, restoring jobs
Saturday, January 24, 2004
MILAN, Mo. -- A poultry processing plant whose closing gutted a small town's economy will reopen in the next two weeks. Premier Foods Inc., a group of local and other investors, bought the former ConAgra poultry processing plant in Milan and will reopen it Feb. 25, said Gary Christy, president of Premier Foods. When it reopens, it will have about 70 employees and one multi year contract, but investors hope to employ at least 150 people by the end of the year.