By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to a press release issued by a construction company, “Orlando-based R.C. Stevens Construction Company has completed the renovation of a 100,000 square feet meat packing facility in Madison. Work consisted of upgrading existing refrigeration system, cooler storage areas, fire protection and electrical systems to accommodate a new meat processing facility.”
Ferris, Stahl-Meyer, will operate the meat packing plant.
When contacted, County Coordinator Allen Cherry said that he didn’t know when the plant would become operational. He pointed out that the plant would have to go through some inspections with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) before they can begin operating the facility.
Applications for plant work will be accepted at Workforce Development in Madison. Dianne Head, of Workforce Development, said that she had not heard from Ferris, Stahl-Meyer about when they would begin accepting applications. She noted that she believed they would let her know in approximately two to three weeks.