Saline River Farms to Develop New Meat Processing Plant in Marion, Creating Over 400 Jobs

Saline River Farms to Develop New Meat Processing Plant in Marion, Creating Over 400 Jobs

MARION – Representatives from Saline River Farms, LLC and the USDA held a joint press conference in Marion Wednesday to announce that the USDA has awarded a grant to Saline River Farms worth over $6.8 million for use in the development of a meat processing plant in Williamson County.

According to a press release from Saline River Farms, groundbreaking for the plant is set for spring of next year. The development is projected to create more than 400 jobs in southern Illinois.

Representatives at the press conference said it’s a “much needed project for the multi-state region and will help to fill gaps in the food supply chain.”

The plant will process 40 million pounds of beef and 19 million pounds of pork annually using the latest technology and automation.

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