Koch Foods Expands Looking to Expand in Gadsden

The firm, Koch Foods in Gadsden, which in October announced plans to add 80 jobs, will be adding more according to the Gadsden City Council. The council approved non-education tax abatements for Koch yesterday, and will be investing in its chicken processing plant in East Gadsden. According to the resolution approved by the council, the jobs will add to Koch’s payroll. The company currently employs 585, which includes the jobs announced in October. The new jobs are for "value added" products, according to executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority, Mike McCain. The Granting Authority found the information contained in the Company’s application to be sufficient to permit it to make a reasonable cost-benefit analysis of the proposed project and to determine the economic benefits to the community.


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