The company, which will be celebrating 100 years in business next year, has been headquartered in Seaford, in Sussex County, Delaware, since it was founded in 1919.
The new 18,900sq ft headquarters is located in the former Vlasic pickle plant, which the company purchased in 2014.
"We've invested in Delaware through expansions at our feed mill and processing plant, and broke ground last year on a new $22 million hatchery," said Joe Moran, president and CEO of Allen Harim. "This new corporate headquarters is just part of our investment here at our facility in Millsboro, with more to come. We are well positioned, looking forward to our next 100 years on [the] Delmarva [Peninsula – east coast US]."
The new corporate headquarters employs about 50 people, from the executive team, to accounting personnel, and the sales team.
The 460,000sq ft building also houses a consignment warehouse operation that stores boxes and other packaging materials from International Paper and other vendors that are used in the Allen Harim production process.
Sussex County officials have recently approved a deboning operation in the facility. The 50,000sq ft space will employ 165 people who will be deboning chicken for customers. All of the chicken will be processed in Harbeson and then brought to Millsboro by truck to the deboning plant. Once all the necessary permits are obtained, that work is expected to begin this autumn.
Allen Harim currently ships that chicken to be deboned to Georgia for further processing.