FREMONT, NEB. — Costco has broken ground on its new poultry processing plant in Fremont, Neb. The facility, which will be the company’s first poultry processing plant and hatchery, will be named the Lincoln Premium Poultry facility, the company said.
The $300 million project is expected to have a $1.2 billion economic impact on the eastern Nebraska area and create 800 new jobs, according to the Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
|Cecilia Harry, executive director of the Greater Fremont Development Council|
“We’re thrilled Costco chose to partner with our community and region to expand its business model and launch this new endeavor here,” said Cecilia Harry, executive director of the Greater Fremont Development Council. “We celebrate the new jobs and investment and the impact this will have on our agricultural industries — whether it’s helping area farmers diversify their businesses, encouraging the next generation of farmers, or growing firms that will support facility operations.”
Costco’s Lincoln Premium Poultry facility will utilize the latest technology to process an expected 2 million chickens a week for sale in Costco stores, the company said. The facility is expected to open in April 2019.
|Jonathan Luz, director of strategic planning for Costco|