Mar-Jac Poultry feed mill built for capacity, expansion

Mar-Jac Poultry feed mill built for capacity, expansion

Mar-Jac Poultry LLC provides feed to 215 broiler grower farms across Alabama and Mississippi. The company’s $33-million Spruce Pine feed mill provides feed to 107 Alabama contract growers. (Jackie Roembke)

New Spruce Pine, Alabama, feed facility supports Mar-Jac Poultry LLC’s growth today; designed to double its capacity in the future.

The plans for the facility began shortly after Mar-Jac Poultry Inc., based in Gainesville, Georgia, purchased the assets of poultry integrator Marshall Durbin Companies in 2014. The sale included Durbin’s two poultry processing plants (Jasper, Alabama, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi); two hatcheries (Moulton, Alabama, and Waynesboro, Mississippi); and two feed mills (Haleyville, Alabama, and Waynesboro, Mississippi). These acquired assets now operate as Mar-Jac Poultry LLC, but as Keith Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry LLC’s live production manager, explains, “Geography is the primary distinction.”