FREMONT – Fremont’s Lincoln Premium Poultry plant has been up and running for several weeks. Now, the public is invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility this Saturday afternoon.
The Lincoln Premium Poultry processing plant will be open to the public on Saturday, October 19th from 1:30PM to 5:30PM. Attendees will be able to take a tour of the processing facility and enjoy food and refreshments provided by Costco.
Children are welcome on the tours. “If a child is small enough, we will ask you to carry them,” said Jessica Kolterman, spokesperson for Lincoln Premium Poultry. “Just because we don’t want them to step into a drain or anything.” There are grated drains in some of the hallways that may present a challenge to toddlers or those wearing heeled shoes. “We are asking people to wear flat, closed-toe shoes; so, no high heels,” Kolterman explained.
Attendees at the open house will also be able to see some of the faces behind the scenes. “We’ll have staff and team members present to explain things about their areas in the facility,” Kolterman explained.
Those team members are part of a growing workforce at Lincoln Premium Poultry, which is on its way to becoming one of the area’s largest employers. “At the beginning of August, we had 200 employees,” said Kolterman. “By the end of August, we had 500. Now, we’re almost to 600.”
At 600 employees, Lincoln Premium Poultry already ranks in the top 6 major employers for the Fremont area, joining Valmont Industries, Wholestone Farms, Methodist Fremont Health, the Fremont Public School system and Nye Health Services. LPP will also have another “very, very large,” hiring push to fill positions on the 2nd shift coming up in January, which will likely push them even further up that list.
Kolterman and the rest of the LPP staff look forward to bringing visitors into the facility. “You’ll be able to see the food court and all the amenities we’ve been talking about. We’re really excited to have the community come and visit.”