ATTALLA, ALABAMA, U.S. – Construction has begun on a new Koch Foods feed mill in Attalla, Alabama, U.S., the Birmingham News reported.

Officials broke ground on Nov. 5 on the $55 million project which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021.

The new feed mill will support more than 200 poultry farmers across 10 counties in Alabama, according to the Birmingham News. It will have more than 1 million bushels of grain storage capacity and be served by rail.

Koch Foods, based in Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S., has four integrated poultry facilities in Alabama that process approximately 6.8 million chickens per week.

Koch Foods said it will start assembling a management team for the Attalla feed mill in the first quarter of 2020 and begin interviewing prospective production workers in early 2021.

In 2018, Koch announced an $80 million expansion of its Gadsden, Alabama, U.S., plant. That project adds a fourth processing line to the facility, boosting production capacity and making it one of the largest poultry-processing plants in the country.