Allen Harim, Seaford, Del., announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro, Del., which will feature an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week.

“Our ‘No Antibiotic Ever’ policy requires us to provide the healthiest start possible to each and every bird, and this new facility – the most technologically-advanced hatchery on Delmarva – will deliver that,” says Joe Moran, president and CEO. “It will be also be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.”

The new 70,000-square-foot facility will be built on the company’s 19.84-acre site on Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro. The county’s sewer and water infrastructure will alleviate the need for on-site spray irrigation.

When complete, the company will close two older hatcheries—one in Seaford and one in Dagsboro.