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By Chris Gregory, Managing Editor

Courtesy of Trousdale County government
This zoning map of the Urban Services District shows the proposed site of a meat processing plant (circled at top right).

A proposed meat processing plant in Hartsville is in the initial planning stages but remains a long way from becoming reality.

Concerns arose on social media last week about a proposal to build a meat processing plant in the Hartsville industrial park.

The proposal came from Steve Anderson of Carthage, who approached Trousdale County’s Industrial Development Board in July about purchasing a piece of property in the industrial park.

Before opening, Anderson’s plant would have to meet environmental standards set by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. He also plans to seek certification from the USDA, which will have its own standards to meet.

The planned facility is a small one, with the ability to process around 10 head of cattle per day.

Get the rest of the story in this week’s Hartsville Vidette!