Snack company Jack Link is building a new factory in Perry, Georgia
Company executives said they scouted about 30 cities and ultimately chose Perry for several reasons.
PERRY, Ga. — A new jerky manufacturing facility is heading to Houston County and bringing several hundred jobs with it.
In an economic announcement on Tuesday, Wisconsin-based snack company Jack Link’s said they plan to invest $450 million to build a new factory in Perry. With that will come 800 new jobs.
The company’s president for North America, Kevin McAdams, briefly explained why they chose the region for their latest expansion, dubbed “Project Birdcage.”
McAdams says company officials scouted about 30 locations and Perry was ultimately the city that landed the new plant because they loved the community, the business-friendly environment, the quality of the labor- of the city and the general culture.
“Perry is where Georgia comes together, and it’s happening today,” US Chancellor Sonny Perdue said. He says when he heard about the Birdcage project, he told Georgia leaders the state should have Jack Links here, adding that it was a great business and family.
The new facility is slated to open on a 120-acre site at 720 Perry Parkway in late 2023 and is part of a larger expansion of the Jack Link’s brand. McAdams says they are also doubling down on their facility in Alpena, South Dakota.
“When I ran for governor, I promised to provide opportunity to all parts of our state, especially rural communities that have been neglected in the past,” Governor Kemp said. “Today is the latest fruit of our hard work. Thanks to Jack Link’s, 800 quality jobs and $450 million in investment from a great family business are on their way to this region. state’s award-winning company, Quick Start, I’m confident Jack Link’s will find success here as it strives to meet consumer demand and quickly fill available positions with hard-working Georgians. »
The new jobs will include positions in management, production, quality control, maintenance, engineering and administrative support. To learn more about working at Jack Link’s, click here.
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