Sanderson Farms, the Mississippi company planning to build two chicken processing plants in Eastern North Carolina, reported quarterly results that beat Wall Street expectations.
The company's processing complex in Kinston is expected to open in January with about 500 employees. Eventually, the complex is expected to employ 1,500.
Meanwhile, company officials continue to negotiate over state and local incentives for a proposed facility in Goldsboro that Sanderson announced in March. That deboning factory is expected to employ up to 1,100 people.