MERCERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A massive new egg-producing plant is bringing new jobs to Franklin County.

A ribbon cutting for Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch for its Blue Springs Egg Farm in Mercersburg. The chickens are set to arrive this fall.

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Eight buildings cover 335 acres. The company says the $100 million complex will house cage-free chickens, an egg processing facility, and a fertilizer operation.

“As the industry and the consumers have asked for cage-free, this is some of the first large cage-free production here so there’s a lot of demand coming from our customers,” Greg Herbruck, CEO of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch said.

The egg farm will employ nearly 200 people.