Superior Catfish announced plans to invest $17 million to expand its Macon, Miss., headquarters and manufacturing facility.

The 31,500-square-foot addition to its 31,000-square-foot facility will house two new full processing lines to accommodate an increase in demand.

“We really appreciate the role the Mississippi Development Authority played in helping and encouraging us to move forward with this project. This plant expansion will help us sustain and improve current jobs, as well as create new jobs for the residents of Noxubee County,” says Fred Johnson, president. “This expansion will allow us to process more fish grown by the local farmers and allow us to better serve our existing customers while also allowing us to confidently expand and seek new customers. We are really excited about the future of Superior Catfish.”

The expansion is projected to be completed in October 2020, and will add 25 associates.