MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Marshall County Leaders are taking the first steps to sell the building Pilgrim’s in Boaz used to occupy.
It’s been more than two months since the Pilgrim’s plant in Boaz shut down. When the plant was active it was Marshall County’s biggest employer. Now that the space is empty Marshall County Economic Development Council President Matt Arnold says filling it is one of their top priorities and Friday, they’re taking the first steps to do so.
Arnold says they’re doing a preliminary walk -through of the building with a Pilgrim’s representative to see what they’re working with.
“What type of businesses, or what type of industries might be suitable for this, it’s just a first walk through,” Arnold says, “They’ve been working for the last couple of months to clean the building out, to get all the equipment out, and getting it ready for someone else to occupy it.”
Arnold says the county has been in contact with some interested buyers since the closure. He says they have passed on that information to Pilgrim’s.
County officials hope to sell the building as quickly as possible to bring more jobs back to the area.
Arnold says Pilgrim’s will have some stipulations as to what kind of industry can go into the building, but he says those details have not been made official yet.