Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, Del., announced plans to launch a feed mill operation near its Laurinburg, N.C., site over the next three years. The $44 million project is expected to bring 65 jobs, including machine operators, maintenance specialists, drivers and management personnel.

“We believe North Carolina is the ideal place for Mountaire Farms to grow. We are very encouraged by the support we have received from the State of North Carolina, Scotland County, Scotland Economic Development Corp., Laurinburg Maxton Airport Commission, the local community and others,” says Paul Downes, president and CEO. “This is a fantastic project, and we look forward to getting started.”

The feed mill project will also provide growth opportunities for local chicken producers and grain suppliers. Mountaire supports the poultry growing community and is a major purchaser of commodity grains, including corn, soybeans, wheat and barley.