New Facility to open in Pottsville, AR, June 14, 2017– Cypress Valley Meat Company is expected to bring approximately 20-25 jobs to Pottsville with a first year payroll of $300k. The facility will open in August and is located on US Highway 64 East and will be making an $800k investment in Pope County.

Pictured Left to Right: Andy Shaw of Cypress Valley Meat Company, Gregg Long of the Arkansas Valley Alliance, Pottsville Mayor Jerry Williams, Russellville Mayor Randy Horton, Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson

“The City of Pottsville is thrilled to have Cypress Valley Meat Company,” said Pottsville Mayor Jerry Williams. “This is such a wonderful opportunity for the growth of Pottsville. This is a group undertaking and we’d like to thank the Alliance for their help with putting this plant in Pottsville. We look forward as this company grows and to the influence Cypress Valley will add to our economy.”

Cypress Valley Meat Company will be the only USDA inspected processing facility within a 65-mile radius. The company has three other facilities in Vilonia, Romance, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Vilonia facility opened in 2010 processing wild game, and since then the company has additionally begun processing beef, pork, lamb, goat, bison, and elk for customers like Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, Whole Foods Market, Ben E. Keith, and Pesce Authentic Italian Sausage. Many of the large accounts will be processed at the Pottsville facility but CVMC will target all custom processing.

Pictured Left to Right: Paul Harvel of the Arkansas Valley Alliance, Gregory Burns of River Valley Realty, Andy Shaw of Cypress Valley Meat Company, Gregg Long of the Arkansas Valley Alliance, Matt Twyford of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson, and Pottsville Mayor Jerry Williams

The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development (AVAED) is a public and private partnership formed to promote the economic development and growth of the River Valley area. AVAED’s work is divided into two major areas; supporting existing industrial growth in investment and job creation, and attracting new industries that will create jobs and make new capital investment.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Paul Harvel at 479.968.2530 or email at pharvel@arkrivernow.com.