Cumberland, Sampson counties hope to reopen plant

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — County officials in Cumberland and Sampson counties hope to clear the way for a meat processing plant to reopen.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Cumberland County commissioners have approved plans to work with Sampson County, Fayetteville Public Works and the Kansas City Sausage Co. to connect the plant with the sewer system.

Officials hope the plant could employ up to 150 people while it processed up to 1,000 hogs daily.

Martin’s Abattoir and Wholesale Meats closed in 2013 when it became harder to get a consistent supply of cattle.

The plan calls for Kansas City Sausage Co. to pay about $1 million for a connection to the sewer pumping station and pipeline.

It was not clear how long it would take to complete the work.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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2/6/2015 6:49:23 AM (GMT -5:00)

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