U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), Stone Mountain, Ga., broke ground on an expansion to USPOULTRY’s existing offices in Tucker, Ga. The expansion will create an additional 12,000 square feet of space owned by “The Coop Group, LLC,” a partnership of USPOULTRY and USAPEEC.
“We look forward to having our friends at USAPEEC join us in the expanded building. Not only will we be able to utilize some shared services for efficiencies, but we’ll [also] be able to use each other’s expertise to benefit our common members in the poultry and egg business,” says John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.
“This is a win-win for us,” says Jim Sumner, president of USAPEEC. “Instead of leasing, we will now have an equity position in a state-of-art facility that will help preserve our ability to continue serving the international trade needs of our industry.”
Cooper & Company General Contractors, Cumming, Ga., was hired to perform the construction. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2020.