Cornerstone PB Holdings LLC, Los Angeles, and Cornerstone Processing LLC, El Paso, Texas, announced plans to open a poultry processing plant in Pine Bluff, Ark., creating up to 150 new jobs.

“We are thrilled to announce that after long last, we will be opening Cornerstone Processing for business in the very near future,” says Ashley Dugas, partner of Cornerstone. “We are committed to being an upstanding corporate citizen who gives back to the Pine Bluff and surrounding communities by providing employment for hundreds of people and fostering positive relationships at the local, regional and state levels.”

Cornerstone experienced significant improvements and renovations to the plant in anticipation of an early 2020 opening for operations, including the construction of a holding area with capacity to temporarily accommodate up to eight truckloads of live hens in a covered and cooled environment. 

Leading the Pine Bluff team will be Stacey Kesler as plant manager and director of operations.

“We look forward to a mutually-beneficial relationship with the good folks of Pine Bluff, and we will be looking for hard-working and committed workers to help us get there,” says Kesler.