Mountaire adds 65 jobs and $45 million investment in Scotland County

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/24/2017

Scotland County Board of Commissioners Chair Carol McCall announced today that Mountaire Farms plans to increase their presence in NC with a Grain Mill to be located in Scotland County.   Mountaire will add $44 million dollars of new investment while also bringing 65 jobs to our County.  Mountaire plans to purchase the Scotland County Certified Site.

McCall states “We are delighted that Mountaire has decided to increase their footprint in Scotland County and this highlights their belief in our community.  Scotland County and our partners worked as one and showed Mountaire we want to be a partner in their business and want them to be partners in our community”

“The selection of the site at Laurinburg Maxton Airport by Mountaire is the culmination of many hours of hard work by several organizations coming together for the betterment of our community. CSX, EDPNC, NCDOT, North Carolina Rail Road, North Carolina Southeast Partnership and LMAC, all assisted with the recruitment of Mountaire. This wasn’t something I did alone,” explained Mark Ward, Scotland County Economic Development Director, It was a collaboration of efforts from all parties and I am very thankful that I have their support.”

Bob Davis, Chair of Scotland County Economic Development Corporation, stated, “This announcement demonstrates that our community has the resources to attract major employers and that our hard work continues to bring positive results for Scotland County. It’s exciting to be a part of the process that allows 65 citizens of Scotland County an opportunity for employment.“  

"The Department of Transportation is excited to support economic development in Scotland County with rail infrastructure improvements funded by the Strategic Transportation Investments law and the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program," said Paul Worley, Rail Division Director. "Our goal is to provide the most efficient transportation connections for business through a multimodal transportation approach."