Conecuh Sausage Stays True to Home, Will Build Second Plant in Alabama

Feb. 16, 2024
After researching out-of-state options for a second production facility, Conecuh Sausage will build a plant in Andalusia, Ala., at an investment of nearly $58 million.

Conecuh Sausage will invest nearly $58 million to open a second production facility in Alabama, to meet growing demand for the state’s beloved hickory smoked sausage brand, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Kay Ivey.

Conecuh was founded in Evergreen, Ala., in 1947, and the new facility will create 110 jobs in Andalusia. The second plant is needed to meet increasing demand for the company’s products, which are sold online and in local grocery stores, national retailers and through independent distribution.

Owners John Crum Sessions and his son John Henry Sessions, said in the governor’s announcement that the opening of the new facility makes their long-term vision a reality. After researching expansion locations in the Midwest, Conecuh chose to build its new plant in Alabama, the announcement said.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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