Perdue Farms, Salisbury, Md., invested $42 million to expand its cooking operation in Perry, Ga. The expansion will create 125 new job.

Perdue Farms will install a third cooking line to occupy 30,000 square feet at the facility, which produces a variety of frozen, cooked chicken products for consumers and restaurants.

“This expansion will help us meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever and organic products, and maintain the high level of customer service and reliability our customers in Georgia and across the country expect from Perdue,” says Randy Day, chief executive officer. “We’re proud to be an ongoing part of the economic growth happening here in Middle Georgia.”

Since 2004, Perdue Farms has created more than 900 jobs, modernized and expanded its processing plant, opened a distribution center and added a cooking plant. A hatchery, feed mill and live production office in Forsyth, Ga., provide support to more than 140 farmers who raise chickens for Perdue Farms.