Residents protest poultry producers headquarter plans

(AP) — Some Millsboro-area residents are opposing poultry producer Allen Harim’s plans to move its corporate headquarters into a former pickle plant.

The News Journal reports that opponents asked Sussex County officials at a public hearing Monday not to approve the company’s plans for the former Vlasic pickle plant. In addition to its headquarters, the company plans a chicken deboning operation on the site.

Opponents cited concerns about traffic, noise, odor and potential environmental damage.

Robert Gibbs, an attorney representing Allen Harim, said the project is well thought out and should be approved.

The company said last year that the move will create 165 jobs.

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