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City of Wyoming Approves Tax Abatement for Michigan Turkey Producers
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Wyoming, Mich., March 20, 2012 –The Wyoming City Council approved a 12-year tax abatement request for Michigan Turkey Producers during the March 19 council meeting.

Michigan Turkey Producers has been growing in the City of Wyoming for over a decade and currently produces both raw and cooked turkey products in its facilities at 1100 Hall Street and 2140 Chicago Drive.  The Hall Street location is slated to receive a personal property investment of $2,300,000 and is estimated to add 25 new jobs.  The Chicago Drive location is scheduled to receive a personal property investment of $1,440,000 and a real property investment of $9,200,000, as well as add 10 new jobs.  These planned expansions will allow the company to increase production in order to support a growing demand for turkey products.

Dan Lennon, President and CEO of Michigan Turkey Producers noted, "Since our start up here in Wyoming 12 years ago, we have grown from 275 to over 600 employees, have added a second production facility in the city and this year will exceed $200,000,000 in sales for the first time.  This latest expansion will enable Michigan Turkey to continue the growth of our value added product line and will position us very well for the future.  We definitely made the right decision to locate here in Wyoming 12 years ago and look forward to many more years of growth and prosperity for our people, our business and our community."

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