State Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, congratulates Aviagen on the opening of its new state-of-the-art feed mill in Pikeville.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility was held on Friday. The project will allow the global poultry breeding company to supply its growing number of internal flocks with high-quality, pathogen-free feed, said officials.
"Aviagen’s impressive new feed processing facility is an exciting addition to Pikeville’s growing and diverse business community,” Rep. Travis said. “This investment brings much-needed jobs to our area and will benefit Tennessee farmers whose grain will be used at the site. I commend all of those involved in making this project possible, and look forward to the positive impact it will have across our region for years to come.”
Officials with Aviagen announced in 2020 that the company would invest $35.3 million to expand operations in Bledsoe County. Up to 36 new jobs new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the project.
Aviagen supplies broiler breeding stock to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide under the Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands. The company also offers specialty breeding stock aimed at giving customers flexibility in their product choice and to meet specific market requirements.