- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

HARBESON, Del. (AP) - Poultry producer Allen Harim is celebrating upgrades at the company’s processing plant in Harbeson.

The company says it has invested about $30 million to date in expansions and renovations and expects to invest a total of about $40 million by the end of next year.

Renovations at the Harbeson site include upgrades to its wastewater system and production lines that will allow production to double to almost 2 million birds a week.

State officials approved some $11 million in low-interest loans for the wastewater system improvements and expansions.

Gov. Jack Markell and members of Delaware’s congressional delegation planned to be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

The company announced earlier this year that it was closing a plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as it consolidates processing operations in Delaware.

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