Former pickle plant to process chicken in Millsboro

A former pickle plant in Millsboro will now process chicken.

Allen Harim Foods has decided to buy the former Pinnacle/Vlasic Foods plant for $100 million.

The company has agreed to employ 700 people at the poultry processing, cut-up and cooking operation.

State Rep. John Atkins (D-Millsboro) tells our sister station Delaware 105.9, it's likely the company will be hiring soon.

"These are actual new jobs. First of all, I'm anticipating that with the reconfiguration or renovating of the plant's going to create some construction jobs leading up to the place re-opening," he says.

Harim currently operates poultry processing plants in Harbeson and in Maryland.

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