Madison Doyle, story and photos:
Today in Brownsville, Perdue Farms, Kentucky Breeders Office held its official grand opening, hosted by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce. The office has been in operation since the beginning of this year. Perdue Foods is a part of Perdue Farms, which is a family owned business that has been around for over 100 years. The Kentucky Breeder's office is one of only six in the United States.
Tim Gilbert, Director of Breeders, addressed those in attendance today.
"I personally want to thank each and every one of you that are here today," Gilbert started. "Perdue Farms has been around for a long time, we have been around Edmonson County for a long time, we are thankful to be opening up here and we don't intend on leaving Edmonson County for a long time."
Gilbert also presented Nathan and Ross Wells, owners of R&R Refrigeration in Brownsville, with a plaque in appreciation for their contribution to Perdue Farms.
"We wanted to give these guys a small token of appreciation for letting us use their facilities. So far they have been great landlords, and we would not be here having this ceremony right now if it wasn't for these two guys right here," Gilbert said.
Josh Casey, Vice President of the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce, also addressed the crowd.
"I just want to say on behalf of the Chamber that I am so grateful to see as many faces out here today as I do," said Casey. "Those of us with the Chamber love working with new businesses in the county, it's exciting for us when people want to come here and open or expand their businesses here. Thank you all at Perdue for allowing us to be a part of this."
The business is located just behind R&R Heating and Cooling off Veterans Memorial, near Grider's Auto.