Bell & Evans Purchases Land Adjacent to Newest Processing Plant

May 4, 2023
Bell & Evans opened the state-of-the-art chicken processing facility in December 2021 and may be positioning itself for further growth.

Chicken processor Bell & Evans acquired a 62.7-acre parcel of land next door to its newest processing plant in Fredericksburg, Pa., according to local news reports. The land was acquired for $2.5 million on April 14, according to county records cited in the report.

The new land is adjacent to Bell & Evans newest processing plant, opened in December 2021 to much industry fanfare for its design and use of cutting-edge technology in comparison to “typical” chicken processing plants. Although the processor had stated its plans to build a second facility at the site, the company has yet to comment on the planned use for the new parcel of land.

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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