Brakebush looking for 300 employees

Published 10:24 am Thursday, June 27, 2019

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By Jeanna Baxter White

After two years of intensive repairs and renovation, the former House of Raeford Farms chicken processing plant in Mocksville is now hiring with plans to begin operations in October.

The central portion of the manufacturing facility off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire in  December 2017.

Brakebush Brothers, a 94-year-old family-owned value-added processor of traditional and innovative chicken products, purchased the facility from House of Raeford in July 2018.

Brakebush has upgraded the facility with state-of-the-art production equipment and has expanded it from 72,000 square feet to 110,000 square feet. The updated facility will accommodate three production lines with three shifts and will employ more than 300 team members when fully operational.

The initial production capacity will be 90 million pounds of chicken annually, which will increase as lines are added.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Mocksville community, to continue our tradition of excellence in producing quality products, and providing an exceptional work environment for our employees,” said Scott Sanders, president of Brakebush Brothers.

The company is hiring for first shift, with a start date of Aug. 12. Available positions include production associates, industrial maintenance technicians, RETA-certified refrigeration technicians, waste-water technicians and more.

Recruitment for second shift will begin in November with a start date of January 2020.

Pay starts at $13.35 per hour. Personal and professional growth opportunities are available.

Benefits include 401K with company match (100 percent vested from the first day of enrollment), health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability as well as paid holidays, paid sick time and paid vacation.

Bonuses include a $500 sign-on bonus (after six months), $100 referral bonus (if both parties are still employed at 90 days), and an annual discretionary incentive bonus.

Apply in person at 251 Eaton Road, Mocksville,  online at, or by calling Bobbi Jo Kreiger, human resources manager, at 800-933-2121 ext. 3303.

Interviews will be conducted offsite at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce or Davie County Public Library.

About Brakebush

Family-owned and operated since 1925, Brakebush Brothers provides a line of further processed chicken with more than 200 products for the foodservice industry. The company is headquartered in Westfield, Wisc. with additional operations in Irving, Texas and Wells, Minn. Visit for more information.