According to local news reports, Golden State Foods’ Opelika, Ala., processing plant is getting a $9.4 million upgrade from the company to install new equipment and technology this year, with completion expected by December of this year.
The food processor received approval for the investment from the Opelika City Council, which also granted Golden State Foods (GSF) an abatement of non-education property taxes for a decade.
Plans for the Opelika plant were first announced in 2015, and the plant opened in 2018 as a key piece of GSF’s protein processing operations. In fact, the plant has won the company’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Challenge Award, two years in a row (as announced in March 2023).
Last year, some five years after it first opened, GSF invested $2.6 million into improvements at the plant. According to the news report, the latest project is focused on improving the facility’s operational efficiency.