Mar-Jac Poultry, a poultry supplier for the United States and several other countries, is expanding in Franklin County, Alabama with the help of a $300,000 federal grant.
The infrastructure fund is part of a Community Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will help Mar-Jac’s efforts to create a $35 million feed mill that will employ 30 people in Spruce Pine, a small, unincorporated community off U.S. 43.
Administering the grant is the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. It will provide improvements at a railroad crossing at the main road leading to the plant, as well as new safety signals. The project will also get $60,000 in local funds.
Mar-Jac is also building a $23 million hatchery.