Koch Foods to expand Alabama operations with new Etowah County facility

Attalla, AL – A leading farming and food production company has chosen Attalla for its next high-tech facility. Koch Foods is growing its large footprint in Northeast Alabama by investing $55 Million in a new state of the art grain storage and distribution facility that will serve the entire region.

“We’re excited that Koch Foods has chosen Attalla for this large, high tech facility. We are thankful to have thirty new high paying jobs in our community and this facility will build on the strong focus on industry and innovation that are woven into the history of Attalla,” said Mayor Larry Means.

The Gadsden – Etowah Industrial Development Authority team, City of Attalla and key partners like Norfolk Southern Railways, and Spire Natural gas put together a great package to help make Attalla and Northeast Alabama the right choice.

The Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority team, the City of Attalla and key partners including Norfolk Southern Railways joined forces to make bring the project to fruition, said David Hooks, executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah IDA.

“This project qualifies for two of the industrial sectors the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority has targeted — Logistics and Food & Farming,” Hooks said. “Today’s announcement will go a long way in solidifying Etowah County’s position as a national leader in both sectors.”

Founded in 1985 as a one-room operation, Koch Foods has grown to become one of the nation’s largest vertically integrated poultry producers, with locations across Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee. The privately held company has more than 13,000 employees.

The new 130-acre facility will have the ability to hold more than a billion bushels of corn, served directly by rail. This industrial project will build on the recent successes in attracting industrial development in the area.