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Meat processing plant planned in Lewis County

The old Re-Energy site in the town of Lyonsdale
The old Re-Energy site in the town of Lyonsdale(WWNY)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 4:07 PM EDT
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TOWN OF LYONSDALE, New York (WWNY) - A United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, meat processing plant is being planned for the town of Lyonsdale in Lewis County.

The plant would be located at the old Re-Energy site on Marmon Road.

Rez Abdelrahman, a former USDA inspector and entrepreneur, signed a land conveyance agreement with the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency to start the meat processing plant.

Officials with Lewis County Economic Development say in the first year the plant will create about ten jobs, which will expand over the next five years.

“I mean this is an industry that many counties are seeking, and we were almost gifted with it. So we’re very fortunate, very hopeful this will bring some life back to southern Lewis County,” said Cheyenne Steria, director of finance and incentives with Naturally Lewis.

The goal is to open the facility by next spring.

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