1:54pm

Wed August 31, 2011
Business and the Economy

Union Co. Livestock Creates New Jobs

A Western Kentucky-based business that operates Jim David Meats and Little Kentucky Smokehouse plans a product expansion that will add 25 new jobs at its Uniontown location.  Union County Livestock's expansion represents an $860,000 expansion.

Union County Livestock supplies products to national retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Food Giant, Moonlite, Kroger, Sam’s Club and many others, as well as schools and individuals within a 100-mile radius. The company plans to add a smokehouse and other equipment for a new product line of barbequed items. The company, located in a 31,000 square-foot facility at 400 T Frank Wathen Road, currently employs 32 people.

“We are a company that desires to seek growth and wants to remain focused with the task at hand,” Jim Baird, president of Union County Livestock, said in a press release. “I’m proud to say I work with a group of optimistic people and because of them this business expansion is possible.”

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Union County Livestock for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“I’m really pleased to see Union County Livestock take this step and that the state can play a role in making it possible,” state Rep. John Arnold, of Sturgis, said. “This investment and the new jobs it will provide could not come at a better time for our community and our farmers.”