BRAWLEY, Calif. – The beef plant in Brawley that left hundreds of people unemployed after closing, could once again BE operating by mid-year.
One World Beef will resume beef production in the plant formerly run by National Beef. During the Brawley city council meeting this week One World requested for the water discharge permit from National beef to be transferred to One World.
According to Brawley City Council members One World Beef must obtain all environmental permits in order to close escrow. City council woman Helen Noriega says the process could take a couple of months.
“It could take from two to three months, in order to start,” said Noriega.
District 4 County Supervisor, Ryan Kelley says that not only Brawley, but Imperial County as a whole would benefit from the re-opening.
“We’re waiting to hear the final confirmation that all that has occurred and that we have a new operator working in the city of Brawley that will re-energize the cattle industry in the Imperial County,” said Kelley.
City of Brawley representatives say the re-opening of the plant will bring close to 600 jobs to the Imperial Valley.