wpc’s industrial park hatchery opened

Within a year and a half of the devastating West Side Hatchery fire, a new state-of-the-art hatchery was constructed in Willmar’s Industrial Park. Known as the IPH, it was the first hatchery in the country to utilize computerized environmental controls for its incubators. Those computers precisely control and monitor conditions within each incubator. The IPH expanded in 2008 to add a service center in a separate building. The design allows the incubators to be free of feathers and down since poults finish hatching and receive services in the other facility. The IPH currently hatches approximately 30 million poults a year.


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