DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A peanut shelling company is set to open and bring needed jobs to the Douglas-Coffee County area.
Premium Peanuts is still under construction but there are a few people working there.
The CEO says when finished, the facility will be the largest shelling plant in the country.
They will be able to process 30 tons of peanuts per hour.
"We're really excited not just to create jobs, which we will do, up to a hundred jobs. But were really Excited the local peanut farmers an opportunity to have some stability," Karl Zimmer said.
The plant expected to open in as early as December.