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Ozark Mountain Poultry to Consolidate Front Half Deboning Operations

ROGERS, Ark., April 7, 2016 –Rogers, Arkansas-based Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP) announced plans to consolidate its front half deboning operations into its new facility at Batesville, AR., in April.  As a result, the plant in Warren, AR, will be closing operations April 7.  This closure will impact approximately 200 employees.

According to Ed Fryar, CEO of OMP, a combination of factors contributed to the decision, including the available space in the new Batesville, AR, facility, and a desire to reduce the company’s footprint to provide greater efficiencies. “Consolidation allows us to create greater value for our customers and to simultaneously reduce our carbon footprint.   Also, the new facility in Batesville was an unknown at the time we began operations in Warren.”

“This was a very difficult decision to make.  The quality of the available work force in Warren was very good for us, and we are very appreciative of our Warren-based employees,” says Fryar.  “We encourage them to apply for openings at either of our Batesville or Rogers locations, and will also try to assist them in finding other opportunities in the Warren area.”

“We would also like to thank the officials of the city of Warren and Bradley County for the overwhelming support that they have extended to us during our time in Warren,“ says Fryar.

Overall, OMP continues to grow its operations.  “We will be hiring 400 people as a result of our expansions in the Batesville area,” says Fryar.  Interested applicants can pick up an application at Arkansas Dept. of Workforce Services or Goodwill in Batesville.

OMP produces premium quality chicken for the restaurant industry and its products are also available at a variety of grocery retailers throughout the U.S. through its consumer-based brand Forester Farmer’s Market®.

Ozark Mountain Poultry Expands Operations in Independence County

Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), a vertically integrated poultry company based in Rogers continues to expand in Arkansas. In addition to building a new feed mill in Magness to support its growing operations, OMP will purchase the building next door to its Batesville facility.  OMP plans to retrofit that building to accommodate a poultry processing line.  “Instead of adding on to our existing facility or having to build a new structure from scratch, the purchase of the building next door will allow us to complete our expansion with minimal disruption to our current processing”, said OMP CEO, Ed Fryar.   Target completion is scheduled for early 2016.

Fryar also shared that the additions are a reflection of the company’s growth. “We’re proud to continue to build our business operations in Arkansas and deliver quality products to consumers around the country.”

OMP produces premium quality chicken for the restaurant industry and its products are also available at a variety of grocery retailers throughout the country through its consumer-based brand Forester Farmer’s Market.

Ozark Mountain Poultry to Celebrate Warren Facility Opening

ROGERS, Ark., Sept. 30, 2014 – Rogers, Arkansas-based Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP) is expanding its footprint in the state with the Oct. 3 opening of a poultry deboning facility in a former poultry facility located at 110 Industrial Park Drive, just south of Highway 278 in Warren. OMP will initially employ approximately 124 people from the Warren area with opportunities to add a second shift and double its employment in the future. The facility will help the company meet the progressively growing demand for its product.

 “We are very happy to be opening this facility in Warren,” said Ed Fryar, CEO, Ozark Mountain Poultry. “Warren is a wonderful community, and we’ve been able to hire great employees that will help us bring greatchicken to consumers across the country.”

 OMP produces premium quality chicken for the restaurant industry and its products are also available at a variety of grocery retailers throughout the U.S. through its consumer-based brand Forester Farmer’s Market.

Warren Mayor Bryan Martin, Chamber of Commerce President Dave King and other local officials will join Fryar and members of the OMP team for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of the facility. Production is scheduled to begin Wednesday, October 1.

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Note: A grand opening ceremony will be held at the facility on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Media is invited to attend. Opportunities to interview OMP CEO Ed Fryar are available at or prior to the event.