TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Minnesota company has started construction work on a $30 million turkey hatchery in western Indiana that will eventually hatch 1 million turkeys a week.
Select Genetics officials say the hatchery at the Vigo County Industrial Park will cover nearly 118,000-square-feet and employ about 100 workers.
Jihad Douglas is CEO of Willmar, Minnesota-based Select Genetics. He says the hatchery a few miles south of Terre Haute near U.S. 41 will initially handle 35 to 40 million eggs annually before expanding to hatching 61 million eggs a year.
The Tribune-Star reports the hatchery is expected to open next summer and will be equipped with advanced incubation and hatching equipment.
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Turkey eggs hatched at building will come from Select Genetics’ facilities in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and North Carolina.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com