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Meat snack plant brings jobs to Marshall County

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Stryve Biltong's new plant is at 1006 East Main Street in Madill. (KTEN) Stryve Biltong's new plant is at 1006 East Main Street in Madill. (KTEN)

MADILL, Okla. -- Four new businesses are set to make Madill home in the coming weeks.

One of them is Stryve Biltong, a meat snack plant that will bring more than 100 jobs to the area in a building that once house a peanut processing facility.

CEO Gabe Carimi explained that "biltong" is a process of air-drying meat that originated in South Africa. The product is similar to jerky, but packs more protein, less sugar and lower fat.

Carimi said the company's Madill plant will be able to process more than 40,000 pounds of raw meat daily.

"South Africa will want to know how we do this," factory manager Warren Pala said "It's going to be incredible; it's state-of-the-art."

Stryve Biltong joins three other companies putting down roots in Madill, bringing much-needed jobs and revenue to Marshall County.

"Over the last five years we've lost some businesses, so this will supplement what had happened in the past and to grow Madill," Mayor Travis Williams said.

Stryve plans to source some of their meat from local farmers and tribes, as well as hire and train up to 150 employees.

"We're accepting applications for anyone who has previous food experience," Carimi said. "If not, we are doing on-site job training."

"And these jobs are filling that void that people want to work," Williams added. "Now they get to go back to work."

"The City of Madill is in between Oklahoma City and Dallas," said Mayor Travis Williams. "It's not on the main thoroughfare, but it does have U.S. highways that come into it, so it's easy to get to the main thoroughfares, and there's property available that's attracted to them."

The Stryve Biltong plant plans to have its grand opening on November 15.

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