BUSINESS JOURNAL: Poultry Pioneers

Organic Processing Plant Breaking New Ground

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Posted: March 25, 2014

Wayne Billhimer, owner of Shenandoah Processing in Harrisonburg, walks past a truckload of chickens March 15, the first day of operations for the organic chicken-processing facility. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Shenandoah Processing employees work on the line at the Harrisonburg facility during the business’ first day of operation, March 15. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Shenandoah Processing, the first organic chicken-processing facility in Virginia, had their first day of operations on March 15. The plant’s goal is to process 20,000 birds a day during the first year and expand to 50,000 by the third year. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)

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