Cobb-Vantress, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, will most likely be forced to cancel plans to build a feed mill in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, due to structural height issues and its close proximity to Glasgow Municipal Airport.
The company were unable to get clearance to build a 200 feet high silo structure which was planned to be located in Highland Glen Industrial Park which below airspace designated for the Glasgow Municipal Airport. The airports runway is approximately 2-3,000 feet from the closest edge of the Cobb-Vantress' lot were they had planned to construct the feed mill.
The company were unable to modify or move the silo in order to be in compliance with the FAA airspace safety standards.
Director of public relations for Tyson Foods, Gary Mickelson said "We're looking at other possible locations in the region for our new facility, but have not made a decision." Mickelson declined to answer any further questions about the timeline of the decision and/or notification of local officials.
The feed processing facility had had a USD$15.2 million investment earmarked for it, and the company had expected to hire approximately 17 employees at the feed mill.