Meat processing firm Porter Road Butcher Meat Co. LLC is investing over $1.5 million to relocate its production operations in Caldwell County, KY to a bigger facility, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a recent release.
The company said it is initiating the move because it needs more space to meet increased demand for its products. Porter Road is moving from a 7,000-sq-ft facility in Princeton, KY to another site in the community with two buildings that provide 35,000 sq ft of space.
“We count ourselves fortunate to be working with a proactive team of economic developers including Princeton’s elected officials and the Lake Barkley Partnership to meet our needs during this exciting time of growth,” Porter Road Co-Founder Chris Carter said in a statement.
Porter Road Butcher Meat Co. was founded in 2014 by Carter and James Peisker. The company started operations in the Princeton facility that year. In 2017, Porter Road started to sell their range of beef, pork, chicken, and lamb products online.
As part of the expansion, Porter Road plans to create 83 full-time jobs for Kentucky residents over the next decade with an average hourly wage of $19.46. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Investment program approved a 10-year incentive agreement for the company. Porter Road will receive $750,000 in tax incentives if they meet several annual employment-related targets.