February 08, 2016
Rockingham, NC – February 8, 2016 – Governor Pat McCrory, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette and Perdue Foods, LLC have announced the expansion of the company’s production facility in Rockingham, N.C. Perdue is investing $10.9 million in its operation and hiring an additional 30 workers over the next three years.
“This plant in Rockingham has been a part of Richmond County’s manufacturing base for more than 30 years. It is very good news that Perdue is re-investing in its operations and creating new jobs. We are truly grateful to have Perdue Farms in Richmond County,” said Richmond County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette.
Commissioner Thad Ussery stated, “This announcement will not only provide good paying jobs at the plant but will also provide additional opportunities for our poultry industry as well. This will have a major impact on Richmond County and we are glad they decided to expand here.”
“We are pleased to continue to invest in the Rockingham facility and in our associates. This expansion brings additional jobs and new capabilities to strengthen the Rockingham plant going forward,” said Kendall Casey, Perdue Foods’ director of operations in Rockingham. “We appreciate the county and state’s support to help make this happen. Governor McCrory and Agriculture Commissioner Troxler have been wonderful partners in this initiative. I’d also like to thank the Richmond County BOC and their senior staff for all of their efforts. We also thank the City of Rockingham for their continued partnership with Perdue and the county to make this plant successful and to allow for the continued expansion of the Rockingham Plant. Without their infrastructure investment and support over the years, this operation would not be viable”
“This is great news for the City of Rockingham and Richmond County,” said Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris. “We are glad to see our existing industry growing and hiring local residents. This will benefit our city by hiring new employees, expanding the tax base and the increased demand for our water and sewer.
Other partners who helped make this announcement possible are the State of North Carolina, NC Department of Commerce, EDPNC, Richmond County Economic Development and Richmond Community College.