O.K. Industries announced today that it is undertaking a $7 million renovation project to enhance its processing capabilities. The company also said it is increasing the size of its team by 110 positions in Fort Smith and 72 positions in its Heavener, Oklahoma operation.  The new team members will be hired over the next eight weeks and will principally work in chicken deboning and further processing roles.  First priority will be given to placing previously furloughed employees into the new positions, the company said today in a press release.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer a place on our team to a significant number of new folks.  I appreciate the good work our people have done–our need for more people is a direct result of their efforts in creating the Quality-Guarded™ products for which we are known,” said Ken Primm, chief operating officer of O.K. Foods.