Organic Poultry Plant To Launch

Governor Visits New First For Virginia

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Posted: December 10, 2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday visits the future home of Shenandoah Processing, a new organic poultry processing plant in Harrisonburg. Started by co-owners Wayne Billhimer and Corwin Heatwole, the plant is slated to open by the end of January. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Wayne Billhimer (right) and Corwin Heatwole, co-owners of Shenandoah Processing, a new organic poultry processing plant set to open in Harrisonburg, walk through the facility Monday.
Gov. Bob McDonnell talks to members of the media during an economic development announcement of a new organic poultry processing plant in Harrisonburg.
HARRISONBURG — In his early 20s, Corwin Heatwole began running his own poultry farms. Yet he didn’t own his chickens — they went off to be processed by someone else.

“One day, they will be my...


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