Oct 1, 2014 10:33 PM
Will there be a poultry processing plant in Concord?
CONCORD - A packed house Wednesday night at the Concord Heights Community Center.
The city planning board listening to the CEO of Fournier Foods and their proposal to put a poultry processing facility in the Capital City.
Fournier wants to buy more than 5,000 square feet as well as a garage and storage facility on Locke Road.
One expert in the poultry field told residents that despite what they may think, the plant wouldn't give off any strange smell.
Residents at the meeting were divided about whether to put the plant in the city.
Residents were divided on the issue.
"I don't mind them having it," said resident Joe Alexander. "It could even be close to my backyard but it just can't be so close to so many residential places."
"Economic development drives the whole town," said Harland Bisbee. "You get company coming in. They build a facility. They provide jobs.
The company would offer small-scale poultry processing for local farmers and operate under USDA inspection.