DOVER, Del. – Today, Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) issued the following statements in response to the announcement that Perdue AgriBusiness, a subsidiary of Perdue Incorporated, will relocate its corporate headquarters and trading operations center to Seaford, Delaware:
"The Markell administration's announcement today is wonderful news for Delaware and for Sussex County," said Sen. Carper. "We have a long-standing relationship with Perdue through their current facilities and many growers in Delaware, and are pleased they have chosen to move their AgriBusiness headquarters to Seaford. They will be in great company in Sussex County, joining Allen Family Foods and Mountaire Farms. Their move will bring jobs to Sussex County and help continue to strengthen Delaware's agriculture community. We are happy to officially welcome Perdue to our Delaware family."
"I welcome Perdue's decision to move their AgriBusiness headquarters and trading operations center to Seaford," said Sen. Coons. "This relocation is great news and will enhance our agriculture sector and add more support for the community of farmers and businesses that already call Delaware home. I am very encouraged by Perdue's decision to further invest in Delaware's poultry industry, continuing to prove that the First State really is a great place for business."