Four County EMC to Serve Startup Food Processor

A food processing company dependent on refrigeration has chosen a site in Four County EMC’s service territory for a new facility. The project represents a $1.5 million investment and will create 35 new jobs in the co-op’s service area.

Integra management staff review plans for the Bladenboro plant. Photo courtesy of Emily Williams, Bladen Journal

Integra Foods, a startup food processing company, has leased a building in the Bladenboro Industrial Park in Bladen County to process smoked turkey legs. The company exports a large portion of their product to Japan. The company identified an existing building that had the infrastructure and refrigerated space required for the project. They also undertook significant renovations to upfit the building to their required food manufacturing requirements.

“This facility will be the first operation in which they manufacture the smoked turkey legs to supplement their other co-packing operations,” said Four County EMC Director of Economic & Community Development Jimmy Smith. “Four County EMC welcomes Integra Foods to Bladen County and the greater Bladenboro area.”