Watertown meat plant developer: Proposed St. Lawrence County slaughterhouses could be outcompeted

This artist’s rendering shows how the New York Meat Co. at the Jefferson County Corporate Park would look when fully built. Submitted by Lunco Corp.

This artist’s rendering shows how the New York Meat Co. at the Jefferson County Corporate Park would look when fully built. Submitted photo by Lunco Corp.

Planners of small-scale slaughterhouses in Potsdam and Oswegatchie should be afraid of being overwhelmed by a larger meat plant being developed in the Watertown area, contends the developer of that plant. [Read more…]

December 2015: Business Briefcase

ECONOMY

St. Lawrence County sales tax revenues down

Sales tax revenues in St. Lawrence County are continuing to decline compared with a year ago. [Read more…]

Developer could lock horns with Car-Freshner over proposed meat plant

meat-processor WEBWATERTOWN — A confrontation over a proposed meat plant continues to loom between Car-Freshner and developer Michael E. Lundy, who said he’s already invested “thousands and thousands of dollars” in the project. [Read more…]

Company official: Car-Freshner will move out of Watertown if meat plant gets approval

Daniel Samann, general counsel of Car-Freshner, announces the company would leave the Jefferson County Corporate Park over odor concerns if the $20.6 million USDA meat processing plant is built, after an informational meeting Tuesday at the Watertown Town Hall. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Daniel Samann, general counsel of Car-Freshner, announces the company would leave the Jefferson County Corporate Park over odor concerns if the $20.6 million USDA meat processing plant is built, after an informational meeting Tuesday at the Watertown Town Hall. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — A senior Car-Freshner company official promised Tuesday night that he will start pulling his company out of the Jefferson County Corporate Park on the same day a proposed 42,000-square-foot meat processing plant gets approved in the park off Coffeen Street. [Read more…]

July 2015 Cover Story: Agriculture

Agriculture’s missing link

Pigs surround Lucki 7 Livestock Co. owner Steve G. Winkler, Rodman. Mr. Winkler is a member of the steering committee that is working to develop a USDA-certified meat-processing plant in Watertown. Mr. Winkler’s manages a naturally certified livestock farm specializing in pork. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Pigs surround Lucki 7 Livestock Co. owner Steve G. Winkler, Rodman. Mr. Winkler is a member of the steering committee that is working to develop a USDA-certified meat-processing plant in Watertown. Mr. Winkler’s manages a naturally certified livestock farm specializing in pork. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

As plans for a state-of-the-art meat-processing facility are unveiled, north country farmers say the project is the latest boon for an ever-growing local industry.

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business [Read more…]

July 2015: Agri-Business

Meat plant builds local ag capacity

Columnist Jay Matteson

Columnist Jay Matteson

It is exciting to possibly have a USDA-certified meat-processing facility coming to Jefferson County. Since the 2002 Jefferson County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan was completed, several of the agencies serving the agricultural industry in Jefferson County have investigated the potential for a plant and proposals from developers. [Read more…]

$20.6 million USDA meat processing plant planned at Watertown business park

Plans to build a $20.6 million meat processing facility at Jefferson County Corporate Park were unveiled Thursday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Plans to build a $20.6 million meat processing facility at Jefferson County Corporate Park were unveiled Thursday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

SACKETS HARBOR — A $20.6 million meat processing facility certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been planned at the Jefferson County Corporate Park by a local developer and a group of farmers. [Read more…]