Bell & Evans, a poultry processing and packaging company, began construction of its new 158,000 square foot poultry processing and packaging plant that is expected to create 380 new jobs in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
The company purchased a 19.6 acre parcel of land in Bethel Township and will invest more than $44 million in construction, new equipment and employee training.
“This project is going to be a world-class, showplace of a processing plant that will produce the Bell & Evans brand of natural and organic poultry,” said Scott Sechler, Chairman/President, Sechler Family Foods, Inc., parent company of Farmers Pride Inc. and Bell & Evans. “Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Bethel Township is the best place in the U.S.A. to do it.”
This project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in cooperation with the The Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation. "Bell & Evans has been a valuable asset for many years to our local economy. We are very pleased and excited that this new manufacturing facility will be built in Lebanon County," said Susan Eberly, President, LVEDC. "We were glad that we could assist them during the process. They have been steadfast and diligent with creating a working environment that is beneficial to many county employees."