FREMONT – While wet weather has slightly delayed some of the progress on Lincoln Premium Poultry’s new processing plant in Fremont, work is now steadily moving along.
Jessica Kolterman with External Affairs of Lincoln Premium Poultry says the large amount of rain near the end of September delayed some of their work at the site. She says while the weather did slow their progress down for approximately two months, work on the site is now moving smoothly.
“It took us about six or seven weeks to get through all of that. Then there was the dry out period,” said Kolterman. “But things are rolling again. I was told last week that they have a parking lot paved. And then you see the crane if you go out there. It’s associated with the feed mill, which is going vertical right now. So that will be the first thing to go up, and you’ll start to see that here shortly.”
There will be three buildings on the site of the processing plant. The feed mill will be the first to be completed. Kolterman says the hatchery will be the last building constructed.
“We have not even gone to bid on that yet. So that will be the last component that will go up. It takes less time to build. There’s three components on site,” said Kolterman. “Then you have all the infrastructure in addition to the three buildings. You have the roads, the security aspects, fencing, and all these different parts. It’s just moving pieces all the time.”
Due to all the rain slowing down progress on the construction site, Kolterman says their expected opening date has been pushed back to June of 2019.