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Processor back in business

After a three-year absence, Weaver Processing of Orrville is back in business and bringing jobs to south Dallas County.

After relocating from Florida, owner Kathy Weaver said she wanted to return to property owned by her family and restarts what was once a successful processing venture.

“We decided we would rather live up here because it is much more economical, so we moved back up with the kids,” she said. “The reason we had shut down was because we needed a freezer system, which is expensive, but we managed to do it and this is what we want to do with the rest of our lives.”

The business will offer everything they had before except the hot dogs, Weaver said.

“We are going to do our sausages, summer sausage, bolognas and things like that,” she said.

Weaver said they will use all of the previous employees that were working there before, and she is learning from them every day.

Bringing jobs to Orrville, Dallas County Commissioner Larry Nickles said, is crucial.

“It will help the economy down here because she’ll have six or more employees that need jobs,” he said. “Anything that helps the county, we all benefit from.”

The business is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Weaver also said they are available after hours if needed.

“Our home number is listed on the window, so if anyone comes by after hours and needs us when we aren’t there, they can just call,” she said. “We are less than a mile down the road.”

All together, Weaver said they will employ between six and eight people and could add more if the demand exceeds their capabilities.

Weaver Processing is located at 57 County Road 21 in Orrville and the number is 996-8600.