The project to build the beef-processing plant in Brawley is going forward at a pace officials with Brawley Beef LLC hope will have the facility up and running by the end of October.
Crews are working night and day to build the super structure quickly rising in the northeast section of Brawley.
We wish the company the best of luck as it tries to meet its construction deadline, but we applaud the effort it took to bring the beef plant to the Imperial Valley.
We are talking about a facility that will employ 600 people full-time, will spark business development and will help the economy of the Valley. For those reasons and more, we are fortunate the owners of Brawley Beef chose to build here.
There is a lot of history behind the local effort to attract a beef-processing plant to the Valley. The quest dates back to the mid-1980s when the idea of luring a beef plant was first pursued. While their first attempts did not succeed, those involved persevered in trying to bring the beef-processing industry to California. Unfortunately, the industry had no interest in California.