Between 500-800 people are expected to have a fresh job opportunity when a new food processing plant comes to Greenville, Texas, later this year.
The 300,000-square-foot plant, set to open in Greenville’s Part West industrial park, will process chicken parts.
“After almost a year of a multi-state site search, we are very pleased the Brakebush family and Corporate Board chose Greenville, Texas,” Greenville Board of Development Chairman Randy Tarpley said late last year. “We look forward to a long business relationship with an almost century-owned, U.S. family company that will make great products for the U.S. and Texas markets and provide a huge workforce impact for the economy of Greenville, Texas.”
This will be the second Brakebush facility in Texas, with the first being in Irving. According to the Brakebush website, the company started with two brothers in 1925. The brothers began by taking poultry to local markets. From there, they began buying eggs from local grocers and selling them where demand was high. After that, the brothers began dressing and freezing poultry for their customers. Eventually, the business grew into what it is today.
“We are excited about what Texas and Greenville have to offer Brakebush Brothers,” said Carey Brakebush, vice president of Facilities and Transportation. “The pro-business environment, the strength of the labor force and the quality of the site on which we will build this state-of-the-art processing facility all contributed to our decision to choose Greenville. Brakebush looks forward expanding its operations in Texas and building a partnership with Greenville and Hunt County for decades to come.”