Boaz moving on after loss of poultry plant

Published: Feb. 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM CST
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The Boaz Pilgrim's Pride plant shut down in late January.
The Boaz Pilgrim's Pride plant shut down in late January.

BOAZ, AL (WAFF) - Boaz city officials said that by the end of the month, businesses will begin taking a look at their bottom line to assess the impact following the closure of the Pilgrim's Pride processing plant. In the meantime, officials have begun the process of finding a new occupant for the facility.

The plant is now empty after shutting down in late January. More than 1,000 people used to call the location their place of work.

One business owner said many workers have been transferred to the Guntersville location and are simply driving to work, but they questioned how long that will go on.

Local economic development officials are waiting for the company to complete the move-out, preparing to take measurements and begin marketing the building.

Marshall County Economic Development Council President Matt Arnold anticipates they will begin actively marketing the building in the next few months.

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