Wayne Farms LLC, Oakwood, Ga., said it expects by the end of July to phase out further-processed poultry operations at its Douglas, Ga., site. Officials said the move was necessary due the completion of "highly specialized customer contract" and for reasons of operational efficiency. President & CEO Elton Maddox said Wayne Farms is in discussions to sell the plant to one of several interested parties. The operation employs about 150 workers.
Wayne closing Georgia poultry plant
May 18, 2009