Posted: Wednesday, August 29th 2012 at 5:53pm
Gainesville poultry companies expanding, adding 300 jobs
Officials Tour Prime Pak / Victory Processing facilities (L-R): Phillip Jones (Owner), John Smith (Lt. Governor Casey Cagle's Office), Eric Reeves (Director of Operations), Gary Black (Georgia Agriculture Commissioner) and Rolando Sanchez (Plant Manager).
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville-Hall County-based poultry processing companies, Prime Pak Foods, Inc. and Victory Processing, LLC, announce expansions with Prime Pak opening a new, $7 million, 30,000-square-foot fully cooked food line and Victory Processing hiring an additional 300 employees.
Prime Pak Foods, a beef, poultry, and pork manufacturer, was established in 1972 as a family owned business founded by Milton Robson, and continues under the leadership of his son, Todd, now President of the company.
Prime Pak’s sister company – Victory Processing – is a poultry sizing and de-boning facility in Gainesville and is owned by Johnny Young, Todd Robson, Todd Reese and Phillip Jones. The two companies have 900 employees.
An announcement and facilities tour was held on Aug. 24 to celebrate the expansion. Attending the function was Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, State Senator Butch Miller, Georgia Representative Emory Dunahoo, Jr., John Smith from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s Office, and Kit Dunlap, President and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Also announced during the event was Victory Processing and Prime Pak Foods commitment to support Commissioner Black’s “Georgia Grown” Initiative. Georgia Grown is designed to help businesses with a vested interest in agriculture become even more successful. The goal is to aid our State’s agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agri-tourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community. georgiagrown.com
“This is a great example of existing industry creating jobs," said State Senator Butch Miller. "The owners of these businesses contribute a great deal, personally and professionally, to our community. We are truly fortunate to have them call Hall County home.”
A proclamation was issued by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s office honoring the companies. The proclamation cited the companies’ economic development impact and community involvement: “As proud processors of Georgia Grown products, for creating and sustaining Georgia jobs and for outstanding community outreach which truly makes Georgia a better place.”
“We are very pleased that Prime Pak and Victory Processing are expanding and remain an important part of the business community in Gainesville-Hall County and Georgia,” said Kit Dunlap, president and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. “The jobs and investment these companies provide will continue to have a great impact on citizens and our local economy.”
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