Residents against hog plant in Tremonton
The room reached its capacity and residents overflowed the hallways as many for and against a hog processing plant in Tremonton wanted their voices heard.
Tuesday night’s Tremonton City Council meeting was the place to be for those wanting more information on what the council was going to decide. A vote wasn’t made and won’t be in the future. After hearing close to 90 minutes of residents’ concerns where the vocal majority was against the plant, the council reported that Yosemite Meats will not be opening its doors in Tremonton.
The company planned on renovating the old La-Z-Boy factory, turning it into a hog processing plant that would employ up to 200 people. For those in attendance concerns ranged from the quality of workers the plant would hire to the impact on Tremonton’s water and sewer infrastructure to the biggest concern – the smell.
Although many agreed that unemployment is a huge problem in Box Elder County, they weren’t prepared to take on the problems of a hog processing plant that would slaughter 2,000 pigs a day.
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