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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Work begins on new George's feed mill: George's, Inc., has begun work on a new feed mill across Highway 37 from their hatchery. Guests and dignitaries braved the season's first chilly temperatures last Wednesday to break ground on the $16 million project. Pictured in the front row, from left, with shovels in hand, are: Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren; Otto Jech, George's executive vice president; Ron Hooley, project manager; State Senator Jack Goodman; Gary George, chief executive officer; Craig Coberley, vice president of the Arkansas/Missouri complex; and Monty Henderson, George's president. The feed mill, which will be completed in May or June of 2007, will be capable of producing 10,500 tons of pelleted feed per week at start-up. The rail receiving capacity at the mill will be 50,000 bushels per hour, and the facility will have the capacity to store 723,050 bushels. At full capacity, 340,000 bushels of corn per week will be used and 185 tons of pelleted feed could be produced in one hour. Democrat Photo