Poultry processor Pearl River Foods, Jackson, Miss., is locating a $2 million processing plant in Carthage, Miss.

The Carthage location will allow the company to better serve the local poultry industry, and will create 150 jobs.

“On behalf of Pearl River Foods, we are thankful to the state of Mississippi, Leake County and the city of Carthage for welcoming our operation. In a growing poultry industry, Pearl River Foods anticipates a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship between our company, the state and local communities,” says Phillip Jones, partner. “Our mission is to be a top-quality poultry processor while positively impacting our surrounding community.”

Pearl River Foods is expected to begin operations in October.