ZULLINGER, Pa. - A Highspire, Pa., food exporting company has received a state grant to study the possibility of building a poultry processing plant in the Wharf Road Industrial Park that could employ hundreds of people, according to State Sen. Terry Punt's office.
Rizkcozann Food Corp. received approval Wednesday from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for a $175,000 grant for feasibility and engineering studies, said Catherine Cresswell, the executive director for the Senate Community and Economic Development Committee, which is chaired by Punt. She said the authority was formed last year as part of Gov. Ed Rendell's economic stimulus package.
"We're looking at some other facilities to acquire to satisfy the demand for exports," said Mickey Rizk, president of Rizkcozann. He said the company has been involved in food exports, but is now expanding into production.