Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced that Kerry Group will expand its operations in Rome, Georgia, investing $125 million, its largest-ever capital expenditure investment. The project will employ more than 400 people during the construction phase and more than 100 new full-time positions when the facility is fully operational.
Headquartered in Ireland, Kerry Group is a leader in the global food industry and employs more than 25,000 people worldwide. Construction on the Floyd County project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by early 2021 to more than double the production capacity of the existing site within the same footprint.
The expansion in Floyd County will help the company meet growing consumer demand in the poultry and seafood markets. Available careers at the facility include management, technician, and operator positions. As part of Kerry’s sustainability agenda, the new facility will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and will have a number of other sustainable initiatives including zero waste to landfill, bulk receiving, and energy efficient equipment.